Saturday, October 04, 2008

Heated Political Debate in Our Home

This morning I had to document the views of these little pundits:



I don't think we push political views on them, as may be evidenced by their partisanship. I'm disappointed, though, that a negative tone seems to come through in my voice after Alan says "McCain", complete accident :-).

I'm surprised they've picked sides because we don't really talk politics around them that much either, as we don't want them worried about such stuff, just yet--the future of the Supreme Court alone can give me a nightmare--but they pick a lot up from friends, family. They even chose to watch a fraction of the debates with us and with some interest, to our surprise (still that didn't change their minds and they've not been in the " undecided" camp for a couple months now; Brian was a Barack supporter throughout the primaries).

Anyway, the message they come away with is:

Obama = Brings Peace.
McCain = Sends Armies = "Pretty Cool".

Of course it's a mess more complicated than that. I guess I should explain to Brian about the extra troops Barack wants to send to Afghanistan and his expressed willingness to cross Pakistan's boarder. And maybe I should explain to Alan that war is not near cool.

Eh, but I won't, just yet.

My name is Scot and I approve of this message.

8 comments:

Queers United said...

that's adorable. i'm biased, and i think your first son's political analysis was way better! lol

Jér said...

Very cute. I'm ashamed to say that when I was their age I was a firm supporter of Bush over Dukakis, for no reason except one was Republican and the other was The Devil.

[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

They're even cuter when in matching pajamas and sleepy hair.

I think that those answers tell a lot about their individual personalities.

My family has not once, ever discussed politics. I really don't know who my parents voted for when in Canada, but I assume it was the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, seeing as how conservative my parents are. And of course they've never been able to vote in the US, so I'm not sure whom they would have supported in past elections, or if they even paid any attention.

Java said...

Yep, I heard that little bit of bias in your voice. ;) These fellas are too cute!

When I was their age I supported Nixon, because that's who Daddy liked. That ages me right quick, doesn't it?

Scot said...

qu: "i'm biased, and i think your first son's political analysis was way better!"

Yeah, but how do you argue against "It's pretty cool." I think that's how Bush got Powell to testify before the UN.

jer: "for no reason except one was Republican and the other was The Devil."

That makes sense; the devil has a terribly convoluted corporate capitol gains tax policy.

Craig "I think that those answers tell a lot about their individual personalities. "

That they do.

"My family has not once, ever discussed politics. "

Wow. My family does, but you saw what happens when Rob's dad starts in on it with Rob, you socialist Canadian :-). We try to stay away from it with his family.

Java, my dear, age is but a number... once supporting Nixon, however... :-)

Paul said...

And what exactly was the bird trying to say in the background? "Vote for the lesser of the two evils?"

Scot said...

Oi, Paul, those birds! We got them last Christmas and they live in my office and they never shut up. Whatever their opinion is I'm tired of hearing it :-).

Kengo Biddles said...

I worry--I was left feeling like McCain sees Iraq as his redemption from his "failure" in Vietnam...and I don't want this war to drag out any longer than it has to.

*sigh*