I like to think that he really gets it, but I know that (for now, at least) he’s just parroting what he has heard around the house. Anyway, here is my son’s take on the elections, as told us by his teacher:
I wanted to relay a quick story about Aaron:
Yesterday we were discussing the upcoming election and how voting was important etc….Aaron raised his hand, and said very seriously, “We can not afford four more years of this, and that is what John McCain is offering!” It cracked me up! He sounded so knowledgeable and well informed, like a little grown up!
Thanks for everything!
After having met my daughter’s teachers, I was surprised and delighted that my son’s teacher actually enjoyed his input. The boy-child attends a regular public school, whereas the girl-child attends a charter school. In the charter school parking lot, the sea of teacher and staff SUVs are encrusted with shiny new McCain/Palin bumper stickers, and peeling Bush/Cheney ’00 and ’04 bumper stickers. The boy-child’s school?- not so much.
Sure, the boy-child’s school has its share of anti-progress, pro-destruction constituents on staff, but it also has a few brave voters who consider the future to be important. While my vote is a waste here in Idaho, it is at least somewhat heartening to know there are others who are willing to waste their votes with me.