That’s Right Nate

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Mock Election Brings Parental Concern

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I was excited in September when I heard that my daughter Emily would have a chance to participate in a mock election.  I still remember my first mock election back in seventh grade when I made the kid playing Jimmy Carter cry.  He was probably ahead on points, but it only cost me $5 to get John Anderson to punch him in the stomach when we had a bathroom break.  In the second half of the debate my firm stance on the Soviets and my trickle down economic policy had carried the day over the sniveling peanut farmer.

I’ve been asking Emily questions about the mock election when we’ve talked, but she’s gotten real quiet lately.  I have been prepping her on all of the best Obama/McCain talking points.  When I found out she was going to get to debate I was excited to see her as Sarah Palin or even the maverick himself.  Needless to say I was shocked and apalled when I found out that her teacher would be making her play the part of Barack Obama.  My daughter loves this country and is not now nor has she ever been secretly a muslim.

I arranged to have a conference with the union protected incompetent that passes for my daughter’s 7th grade teacher.  The cow actually wanted me to arrange an appointment, but I was insistent.  She tried passing the blame on my daughter by swearing that my daughter had wanted to play Obama and had volunteered to do so.  I naturally accused this woman of lying, but she persisted.  I need to confront my daughter and find out her side of the story.

I am terrified that maybe she really was playing Obama in the mock debate.  Democratic politics are something a lot of kids experiment, but most don’t get hooked.  Still, I thought I raised her right.  I taught her about supply side economics before she was 3.  She cried in 2004 when the Democrats became the majority party.

If the teacher is lying to me, union or not, I will go to the school board with this.  In fact, if she isn’t lying I have no doubt she’s responsible for filling my daughter’s mind with these socialist pro-Obama thoughts.  There will be reprecussions for her, but I’m concerned about Emily.  I guess we’re going to have to have that talk I’ve been dreading.  I’m thinking I might take her out for ice cream.  She seems a lot less testy when I’m buying her food.


Written by thatsrightnate

October 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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  1. O please, some of us Christians support Obama. To out and out lie about him only makes you look silly.


    October 1, 2008 at 4:39 pm

  2. I did not lie about Obama nor do I think I am silly


    October 1, 2008 at 5:00 pm

  3. Why would Christians support the Muslim candidate?


    October 2, 2008 at 11:37 pm

  4. Why would it matter what religion he was (oh and by the way he is a Christian, much more so then some people I know)


    October 3, 2008 at 12:08 am

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