Whether you like John McCain or not, this one’s for you.

October 31, 2008    By: Matt W. @ 1:35 pm   Category: Life

So My 5 year old just told me:

“I want you to know I want John McCain to be principal”

I said “Why’s that Honey?”

She replied “He’s just an old man. And I like old men.”


  1. Your daughter must be Mormon. :) We’re the only one’s left who like old men.

    Comment by Craig Atkinson — October 31, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

  2. He can be principal just not president. Grandfathers are good for spoiling kids, not to manage a family. Fathers are better at doing that!

    Comment by BoB — October 31, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

  3. My son’s friend told me that the reason he doesn’t want McCain to be President is b/c if he dies then Palin would be President and she wants to kill Polar Bears.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 31, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  4. Yes, we certainly wouldn’t want someone with experience firing a gun to be … Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States.

    Comment by Dave — October 31, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

  5. The rumor at my kids elementary school is that Obama will make school 10 hours long with no recess if elected. I suppose that is the curse of living in a reddish state like AZ. (I imagine McCain gets to play the boogeyman on the playground in blue states…)

    Comment by Geoff J — October 31, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

  6. I’ve got experience firing guns and believe me, that doesn’t qualify me for squat.

    Comment by Peter LLC — October 31, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  7. Yes but do you have experience firing guns at polar bears?

    Comment by Geoff J — October 31, 2008 @ 3:20 pm

  8. haha, good one Geoff.

    Comment by Jacob J — October 31, 2008 @ 3:30 pm

  9. Firing guns at anything has become a disqualifier these days.

    Comment by Jack — October 31, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

  10. Hey look — Arizona just became a toss-up state today. I guess I just live in a red neighborhood.

    Comment by Geoff J — October 31, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

  11. Here’s another recent election-related saying by a 5-year-old, my daughter (who can read):

    (Background: We had a “Yes on 8” yard sign, which was stolen, so we taped another sign in an upstairs window. We don’t discuss politics with or in front of our young kids, but she did see us watching the presidential debates.)

    “Mom, which one is ‘8’: the one with the white hair or the one with the black hair?”

    Comment by Kat — October 31, 2008 @ 10:51 pm

  12. Ha! Ha!

    My 8 year old told me the other day that he hopes McCain would win. I asked him why, and he said “He seems really nice.” I told him that was cool. I didn’t mention to him that his mother and I are voting the other way. I want him to think for himself. In some ways I think my Dad drilled into me to be a Democrat, and I’ve just stayed that way. I want to sway the little guy as little as I can.

    Comment by Ian M. Cook — October 31, 2008 @ 11:14 pm