STATEMENT ON POLITICS BY A READER’S 10-YEAR-OLD
Sarah J. writes to her list:
I must preface this with (1) I don’t have a TV, so although like all of us my son gets lots by osmosis, there isn’t a white noise of talking heads at home and (2) I don’t read the newspaper out loud so (3) if he wants to read an article, he has to read it himself and ask questions — this is usually limited to stuff about either dinosaur fossil discoveries or child soldiers. Also, (4) although I have been complaining about stupid or horrible things in the news, I don’t go into detail and mostly just do a lot of gasping or guffawing while reading without reference to the trigger.
Yesterday when we came home from school, he pulled out the Scholastic Magazine (that we all got in elementary school, same thing) and said, “Mama, there’s an article about Mitt Romney in here and he’s not even talking about sex!”
My response was “What? Why would Mitt Romney be talking about sex? Or not talking about it?”
He said, “Well, it seems like all the Republicans talk about sex all the time.”
Yours, deep in the Readers’ Digest Kids Say the Darnedest Things Section, Sarah J.
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The art of acting consists of keeping people from coughing.~Sir Ralph Richardson
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