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05 September 2008 @ 12:54 pm
The Wisdom of Lauren  
My daughter just recently turned 11, and she's developing a wonderfully dry wit. Some examples:

This morning's summary of McCain's speech at the Republican National Convention last night (complete with flat delivery):
My friends. Today we gather. To support. ME.

This summer, after I'd explained the premise of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and how the cyborgs from the future seek to keep John Connor from ever launching his later revolution:
Well, why don't they just kill the mother?

Last Christmas, while touring the neighborhood holiday light display:
Some people barely even try. They slap a string of lights on the house and go, "Hey, I'm done..."

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yay!halfshellvenus on September 5th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
She gets McCain. There is hope for the future.

She gets him and finds him a little bit of an empty suit (her Obama impersonation was much more dynamic).

And boy is she ever rooting for McCain to lose-- the war is a very big priority for her, and I sure remember what that's like. When I was her age, the Vietnam War had already been going on for a decade and the public wanted out and yet it felt like no-one in power cared, and we might be stuck there forever. Within the year (I think), the U.S. finally pulled out. But to grow up with something that's been around for your whole conscious existence at that age makes it seem like a 'forever' thing.

I saw your post yesterday, too, and like the rest of us Lauren is infuriated at the idea that people should vote for McCain just because of Palin (who is the ANTI-female vote in my book). Lauren liked Hillary a little more than Obama, but was happy to have two excellent candidates running on the Democratic ticket.

Choosing from among riches is SO much better than choosing among the lesser of evils. ;)
happy is as happy does: Barack kissing Michelle @ the DNC.happywriter06 on September 7th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
(her Obama impersonation was much more dynamic).
I would love to see that.

I read a quote yesterday about how the future of a country is determined by the opinions of it's citizens under 25. So I think we'll be okay if these youngsters think like Lauren.

I want something that says, "Palin. The Anti-Hillary."

Choosing from among riches is SO much better than choosing among the lesser of evils.
Hopefully, this is a trend.