Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An open letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. Obama,

My kids love to tattle. We're trying to get it under control, but alas, it still happens. The other night #2 comes up and says, "Dad, #3 called President Obama a poop head!"

This came as quite a surprise to me. I don't talk politics with my kids, but even if I did, I would never call any sitting president, or president elect, a poop head. My criticism is much more eloquent than that. When I talk about politicians, I use words like knucklehead, or fanny muggin.

Anyway, my son came up and I asked him why he was calling you a poop head. I wondered if it was your foreign policy, your recent selection for cabinet positions, or perhaps your social policies. Sure enough, it is your social policy.

"I can't go to school unless I get my shots," he wailed, "and it's all president Obama's fault! He won't let me go unless I get poked!"

And thus we see the downside to being president. It is a two edged sword. When things go right, they assume you are the one to thank. And when things go wrong, you'll be to blame, even if it's not your fault.

So, good luck, and don't worry about reconsidering the immunization laws. My son is only 7, and won't be voting until you're well out of office.

1 comment:

G. Parker said...

lol!!! I love hearing your kids comments...hope you had a great Christmas.