Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Real Life Conversations with JT: New Hampshire Primary edition

The backstory: Driving home from school today, we listened to a story about New Hampshire voters on NPR. As the Santa in the town square greeted the local children, the reporter talked to different voters about the upcoming primary election. This led to the obvious question........

JT: Mama, is Santa a Democrat or a Republican?

A perfect question for the week when I've been teaching my government students that we receive our first political exposure from our families. I've used examples from my own family, which was a politically engaged atmosphere. JT's great grandma would be so proud.

And another thing is certain: clearly I brought home the right baby from the hospital.

1 comment:

J.Bro said...

Wait - so what's the answer? On one hand, he's clearly an egalitarian when it comes to charitable contributions. He's also pretty secular. On the other hand, though, he runs a pretty big factory, and I've never heard of an elf-union. Tough question, JT - no wonder you were confused!