This post should have the subtitle, "When you know that CNN/AC360/Meet the Press/etc is on the TV too much in your house..."
Megan is apparently into politics. She asks a million questions and many of them are frighteningly deep. Not just for a 4 year old, for a 40 year old. Since Mel posted about her children's political interests and shenanigans, I'll share with you a conversation we recently had in the car...
Megan: "Mom, who are you going to vote for?"
Me: "I don't know yet."
Megan: "I'm voting."
Me: "Really? Who are you voting for?"
Megan: "Well, at first I wanted to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. But now I think I'll vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin."
Me: "Hmmm. Why?"
Megan: "I like Sarah Palin."
Me: "Oh? Why?"
Megan: "Because she is for America, and I am for America. I really like America."
Me: "I like America too. What else do you know about her?"
Megan: "She's pretty and she looks like Miss Kelly [my best friend]."
Me: "Well, that's true but those aren't good reasons to vote for someone."
Megan: "I think we should keep President Bush [Leah stifles a shriek], but you told me he had to go. And I agree, 8 years IS a long time."
Me: "So why John McCain and Sarah Palin?"
Megan: "It's important to love America and they love America."
Me: "Do you think that Barack Obama and Joe Biden don't love America?"
Megan: "Hmm, I guess they do too. I don't like war. I want to vote for who will end the war."
Me: "Yes, peace is very important. They will all end the war, it's just a matter of who will end it quicker."
Megan: "Well, you know I like to do stuff fast. Super fast. Zoom! I can run SO fast, Mom!"
Me: [sidestepping a discussion about foreign relations policy and troop withdrawal plans] "So, how do you feel about taxes?"
Megan: "Taxes? What do they taste like?"
Like the title says, just when you think she is a genuis...