Friday, February 8, 2008

Gems of Political Wisdom??

Tgirl was very interested in what was going on with the primaries, asking the difference between Republicans and Democrats, etc. (a difficult thing to explain at a second grade level and trying to present it in an unbiased manner) She also told me several things that she "knew" from talking to kids on the playground.

First of all she was rather insulted that one boy was "making fun of Obama" even though "his own mother had voted for him." (Apparently at this point in life, Tgirl is in favor of supporting your parents' political decisions. -not that her own parents discuss or necessarily agree on everything, we did both vote for the same candidate but that was coincidental as we talked a little about the choices but not about who we were going to vote for personally) Making fun of him? Calling him Obama-Mama. Hhmm, 2nd grade level insults. Well, if that was the worse insult Obama actually had to deal with, it wouldn't be too bad.

The other bizarre pieces of "information" she shared with me came from her "friend who is in 3rd grade." "You can't vote for Hillary because she stole things from the White House" and "You can't vote for Obama because if he becomes president then he will persecute the Mexicans. And she knows Mama, cause she is Mexican"!!

OK.... Seriously doubtful Tgirl, seriously doubtful. But makes you wonder what her 3rd grade friend has been overhearing at home.

While I rather wonder about the political scene in this country at times, it is a very good thing that 2nd and 3rd graders are not running things!

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