What happened was, Lauren was away during the Democratic Convention, and
as a politics junkie, I wanted to watch some of it, so the kid (just turned
five) ended up
watching a couple of the big speeches with me.
(All on webcast, our TV is a movie box, doesn’t get any channels).
He’s full of questions so I tried to explain, and as a result the candidate is
the only public figure in the world whose face he knows, when we’re somewhere
that there’s a TV showing news he’s apt to pipe up “There’s John Kerry.”
This is a little embarrassing, especially considering he’s a Canadian.
This morning I was reading news and made some remark about George Bush and he
asked “who’s he?” so I tried to explain
the big picture around the election and I went looking for some Dubya pix to
show him. So I went to
the bio page
at the official Bush re-election site, and clicked on “View George W. Bush
Photo Gallery”... busted link, a peek inside the source reveals
href="\\News\\PhotoAlbum.aspx"... if I were
mean-spirited I’d suggest that something about either being Republican or
using Windows makes you stupid, but seriously, have to
wonder about an organization that claims it can run America not being clueful
enough to use a link-checker. Back to our story... I went to Google and
pictures of George
Bush. This turns out to be a bad idea; the top-ranked pictures are by
and large, shall we say, not Republican-friendly. Wanted posters,
deranged-monster morphs, things that have just
be PhotoShopped. “Why are you laughing, Daddy?” said the kid, and I
couldn’t really explain. (PS: Lots of nice pictures of George over at the
White House site if you want ’em).