Monday, October 20, 2008

Politics and The Emperor's New Clothes

On Friday one of my co-workers shared this story about her 10 year-old boy.

Boy: Mom, I need a fake ID.
Mom: Why do you need a fake ID?
Boy: I want to vote.
Mom: You need to be 18 to vote.
Boy: I know. That's why I need a fake ID. I can vote. I mean, what do you need to do? Just write an essay on who you want to vote for?
Mom: Umm, no. You just go into the booth and fill in the circle next to the person you want to vote for. Like a multiple choice test.
Boy: That's it? No wonder we get such idiots in office.

The wisdom of youth.

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