When Six Year Olds Talk PoliticsSeptember 20, 2008
Last night I took Sophia and her friend Anna to a Girl Scout party. On the way there, I was privy to the following back seat conversation:
Anna: You’re Democrats, right?
Anna: You’re going to vote for Obama?
Sophia: No, we’re going to vote for McCain.
Anna: You shouldn’t vote for him.
Sophia: Why not?
Anna: Because he’s a Republican! He’s bad! [pause] My uncle’s a Republican.
Me: Is your uncle bad?
Sophia: My mom doesn’t think Obama has enough experience.
Anna: Well, he does!
Me: You know, girls, some people think that it isn’t polite to talk about politics.
Anna & Sophia, simultaneously: Oh.
Sophia: Hey, let’s pretend I’m a baby and you’re my mommy.