Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Michaela for President

Michaela noticed the cover of a Newsweek that David was reading and said, "We are going to have a new category of President soon."
I replied with a questioning tone, "what do you mean?"
"Well," she responded, "most likely we are going to have either the first female president or the first dark skined president."
"That's a possibility," I said.
"Man, I hope it's Obama" she quickly chimed in.
(My mind races between two poles: yes, she wants to see a person of color in the White House so that a true measure of equality can begin shaping the world.....to, I hope some kid at school has not ignorantly been ranting on about Hilary)
"I like Obama too, but what makes you say that."
"Oh, because I want to be the first female President," she says quite casually.

Okay then.


Angie said...

Well, I will plan on voting for Michaela. Even though I don't know her... just knowing she's been influenced by *you* is reason enough for me!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ARLENE! I'm trying to settle into the new year and new pace myself - still getting organized!

Amy said...

That is hilarious! I see the apples doesn't fall too far from the tree. :)

kendanley said...

When I was just a bit younger than you, my sights were set on one of three careers: 1) President of the U.S., 2) a comedian like Red Skelton, or 3) the 3rd Baseman for the Washington Senators baseball team.
Looking back, I now see the Lord's wisdom in not granting me my wishes but still meeting my needs to 1) serve people, 2) make people laugh (ok, my jokes are corny) and 3) play games often.
Mr. Ken

Terri said...

I'll for sure vote for her!!!