Monday, October 20, 2008

Gender Politics And Tax Policy

They held a mock election at my daughter’s school.

My daughter, 6 years, six months, seventeen days, eight hours and fifty minutes old, got into this conversation with a PTA mom, afterwards, explaining why she voted for McCain:

Daughter: I wanted Hillary to be President but now she can’t be so I voted for Sarah because there has never been a girl President. There have only been boy Presidents.

PTA mom: But Sarah is not running for President, she is running for Vice-President. And you know there has never been an African-American President.

My daughter does not know race. She knows only that people look different. But she sees that she is not connecting and switches arguments.

Daughter: I want to have a paper-route. (She pronounced it “root”). And Obama is going to steal all my money and give it to other people.


Anonymous DRJ said...

A natural. She'll be a success at whatever she wants to do.

Wed Oct 22, 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

You have taught her well! :)

Wed Oct 22, 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

My daughter read both your comments. She was pleased. Thank you.

Wed Oct 22, 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

On the contrary, thank you. Bright young people like your daughter are America's greatest resource.

Sat Oct 25, 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous DRJ said...

Do you have a little Princess at your house? Or maybe a little Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton?

My house had 10 straight years of Batman and Darth Vader so I could use a little variety, even if it's the virtual kind.

Fri Oct 31, 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

We have a Hillary nutcracker:

She was Dark Knight today, she has seen all seven Star Wars movies, and Anakin/Darth Vader is her favorite character because he was good then bad then good again.

Sorry, no Little Princess for my little princess.

Fri Oct 31, 09:23:00 PM  

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