"around here we stay up very, very, very, very late" -Counting Crows
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Yesterday Elaina and Carter came home with "I Voted!" stickers on their shirts because at Lindon Elementary, the kids decided the elections were unfair. They didn't understand why parents got to vote and they didn't. So, they held elections of their own, and were allowed the opportunity to experience a semblance of democracy in action.
"You got to vote? Really?" I asked.
"Yeah!" They replied, stickers brandished.
"So, who did you vote for?"
Elaina quickly piped, "I voted for McCain."
"Why?" I wanted to see if they were truly informed voters.
"Because," she immediately and matter-of-factly replied, "He has a woman vice president."
"Carter, who did you vote for?"
His answer was so loud and enthusiastic it startled me. "BARACK OBAMA!!!"