Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Our elementary school is having mock elections this week, which led to a very earnest political conversation in the back of the station wagon on the way to cub scouts. Here are some snippets:
" A. says John McCain is an old ugly guy."
"Yeah, well Obama is a big fat liar."
"McCain's vice president told everyone to murder Obama. They said so on the news" (I had to set that one straight right away).
"That other lady, not McCain's vice president. She was a big fat liar. But she's out of the race, so who cares?"
"I am totally voting for McCain because he's the nicest."
"Obama is going to make us go to school on Saturday!"
"McCain wants us all to be smarter so he's going to make us go to school for like one extra hour a day."
"In Newsweek magazine they had a picture of Obama and he was red and McCain and he was blue and it said 'Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool.'"
(and from the 6 year old) "Yeah, McCain is going to make us stay at school for like lots of extra minutes and then we will be there all day and never even go home."
So watch out, America. Sounds like either candidate has a nefarious plan in place to keep kids in school for like, waaaay more time than they spend there now. That's why I'm voting for Bob Barr.