Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Quick Word

Firstly, I want to say that the prospect of this reemerging blog is an exciting one.

Secondly, and on a more politically relevant note, I want to drop a quick word about the poll to the right of my know, the one about the candidates children. Well, I just wanted to justify my vote (which was "no".)

I am a server at Ruby Tuesday, on a daily basis I am forced to interact with the fowl mouthed and disrespectful youth of the Bloomington-Normal area. This experience has aided in making me a firm believer that children, especially at a young age, are susceptible to the poor tactics implemented by their parents/guardians. With this being said, I think it is completely acceptable to analyze the offspring of a candidate, especially the candidate of such an important office as....I don't know...let's say...President of the US.

I am not advocating the revocation of a child's privacy simply because their parent is in the public eye. What I am suggesting, is that a look at a candidate's child may give us, the voters, a look at their executive experience behind closed doors. I hate to write in callous terms...but children are an excellent metaphor for a corporation.

I would like to know if anyone else shares, or opposes, my justification...feel free to let me know.


Katie said...

Kids are an accurate reflection of their parents, I agree. But the political arena is really harsh... I think Bristol Palin is in an unfortunate situation (with no one to blame but herself) but I would still hate to see Sasha and Malia having to deal with it... back in the 90's the Republicans made fun of Chelsea Clinton and it was just cruel. I mean, especially young kids can't defend themselves against CNN, FAKE news, and big-name pundits the way their adult parents can.

Mr. McClister said...

I understand what you're saying, and yes, politics can be a tough game; however, I believe the children of particular candidates are too much of an untapped well of information. If the media could somehow find a respectable way to analyze and investigate the children, we could possibly have the chance to make a more informed decision when stepping into the voting booth.