September 29, 2008


Time: During McCain/Obama Presidential Debate.
Setting: In the car on the way home from dinner. Listening to the debate via NPR.
Players: Me (Moderate. Obama supporter.), Hubs (Depends on the setting; in DC: Moderate. In Utah: Hard-core liberal. Obama supporter.), Opa (My pops. Republican. McCain supporter. Listens to Rush Limbaugh "for fun."), and Lil' E (Undecided).

Earlier in the car ride, while passing the White House, Marc successfully trained little E to say "Bush" on command. This brought Opa great delight, and it was so dang cute, even the "liberals" had to smile. Marc wouldn't let this stand though, and tried to rectify his doings before things could get ugly. He was too late.

Marc: Erich, say Bush!
E: Bush!
(cheering and laughter ensue)
Marc: Bush!
E: Bush!!
Opa: Erich, say McCain!
E: Cane!
(cheering and laughter again, and Marc cuts in)
Marc: Erich, say Obama!
E: Bush!
(we look at eachother, laughing with our jaws on the floor)
Marc: Erich, say Obama!

We couldn't help it, we were all roaring. Of course, little E thought he was quite the comedian and laughed right along, repeating his punch line a few times to see if it still worked.

I just love that little man - even if he is a Republican.


Jill said...

What a great story! Won't it be even better when you tell it to him when he's 25 and a Democrat?

Rob said...

I was already a big fan of the little E, but I like him even better now. His miniature Thomas Jefferson 'do must be inspiring him with a love for freedom and liberty over government oppression.

Alifinale said...

What will Marc do with such a hardcore Republican son? That's way funny.

Maui said...

You know what they say about little kids, the veil is still really thin for them. He just hasn't been corrupted yet.

BA said...

your poor kid
german, english, democrats, republicans, presidents, can't he just watch some damn baby einstein?

buddens said...

The big question I have is that Republican or not, are there really any Bush supporters left???

Anonymous said...

I agree with Maui, we adults know so little in comparison to our children. :-)

Smithers said...

My girls can say Barak Obama on cue. I didn't even teach them that other dirty word. (Bush). But in all fairness they can also say John McCain. So glad that his name won't need to be mentioned anymore.