My daughter started first grade three weeks ago. She now has a female classmate who also loves Pokemon. Since that time I've heard not one peep about her being uncomfortable about being a girl.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My daughter watches political ads with me and hears us talk and here's her political commentary. I find it both amusing and insightful.
"Obama is too famous." (she says this one over and over) "I don't want to vote for a president who's too famous."
"I want a president who will protect the environment. Why do you say that McCain won't protect the environment He says he cares about the environment?"
"McCain wants to reduce spending."
As you might be able to tell from these remarks, she's a McCain supporter. She's disappointed she can't vote. McCain had some appeal as a moderate Republican (particularly in his trade policy) for me until he brought on Palin ("I can see Russia from my window".)
I feel perhaps weird saying this as feminist, but I can't get over how strange and artificial her appearance is which is matched by her lies about her records. She supported the bridge to nowhere until she didn't. As apparently, she did a decent job of reducing earmarks in Alaska. Why lie about her record unless it's a cheap ploy to get folks to attack her and then she can say that she's being attacked for being a woman?