Conversation of the Day

Filed under:Heh,It's My Life,Politics — posted by Anwyn on January 10, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

I am not making this up, nor did I coach my four-year-old son in any way. He looked over my shoulder while I was watching Fred Thompson call out Huckabee for what he stands for.

Son: “Who is the president of Oregon?”

Me: “We don’t have a president of Oregon. We have a governor. His name is Ted Kulongoski. But we have a president of the United States, and his name is George Bush. In November, we’ll vote for a new president of the United States.”

Son: “Who is it going to be?”

Me: “We have to vote to find out. Voting is how we choose the president. Voting is choosing, for the president.”

Son: “Well, my president is Fred Thompson.”

Me: …

Me (trying, and failing, to keep a straight face): “Why is that?”

Son: “Because it’s my favorite and I love it.”


  1. Smart kid you got there.

    Comment by see-dubya — January 10, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

  2. Heh. What kills me about it is how he just picked it up himself. It’s not like we’ve had a conversation like “Fred Thompson is running for president and Mommy is going to vote for him” … he’s read “Fred Thompson” and “president” over my shoulder enough, I guess.

    Comment by Anwyn — January 11, 2008 @ 7:39 am

  3. Given what you’ve told us about the situation in Oregon, should be simple enough to register him to vote. :-)

    Comment by Allen — January 11, 2008 @ 8:49 am

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