October 26, 2008

Reagan Democrat

Just a quick "out of the mouth of babes" type of story:

My daughter, Reagan, and I were on our way grocery shopping. As we passed the barage of political signs on the way she asked if I was voting for Gillibrand or Sandy Treadwell. Not having given much thought to it, I said probably Gillibrand. She said, "yeah, i dont like Sandy Treadwell". She's nine! Then she goes on to say that she wants Gillibrand, Obama and Sarah Palin. Realizing she is unaware about the pairing of running mates I explain. She is now unhappy with the realization that her two favorites are impossible. To this, I explain that she is probably the only person who could be considered to be in a Win/Win situation on November 4th. The fact that she is supporting Sarah Palin only points up that the spirited, demonstrative, spit fire of a daughter I am raising will probably be able to add feminist to her bio in a few years! As my grandfather said: I hope she never loses her spark.

4 comments:

renee said...

i just "got" the title of this post...
geez.
i'm a little slow.

corin said...

the title stemmed from all of the news reports that Democrats who supported ronald reagan are supporting mccain. so it was a twisted way of saying that my "reagan" is voting democrat. and she will vote by the way. she has gone into the booth with me every year and i always let her pull a lever. she will be the one who actually pulls the lever for america's first black president. hmm..i think i just gave away my election day post :)

Jennifer said...

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to bring Lindsey to vote for the 1st time. I always went to vote with my mother (although she is one of those furtive voters who insisted that your vote is a secret, so I was kicked out of the booth as soon as I could report on her actions).

corin said...

be careful, as advanced as she is she may starting yelling circle when you pull the O-bama lever