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Monday, November 5, 2007

Budding Political Pundit

posted by on November 5 at 11:45 AM

She’s not even three and she can correctly identify past presidents—and the current occupant of the White House.

Thanks to Slog tipper Chad.

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Just what we need: more political pundits.

But she is smarter than the current president. (He thinks commander guy is the president currently)

Posted by Just Me | November 5, 2007 11:49 AM

Now she just has to learn about circulating bitchy gossip and fatuous caricature, and she'll have the job down.

Posted by tsm | November 5, 2007 12:23 PM

Heehee. Cutest ever.

Posted by Kat | November 5, 2007 12:24 PM

Yay for autism.

Posted by PGC | November 5, 2007 12:32 PM

She is my daughter--she is only 2 years and 4 months---just wanted to clarify-thanks.

Posted by Jmall | November 5, 2007 12:33 PM

From the Blog Blog:
Pat Boone was recently hired by the Kentucky GOP to record an anti-gay phone message to rally support behind Republican governor Ernie Fletcher.

Posted by Lee | November 5, 2007 12:39 PM

cool.. thanks super slog tipper Chad. Your the best!

Posted by so_1978 | November 5, 2007 12:51 PM

Her name is Faith, and I'm pretty certain she's not autistic. Rude comment, PGC, but I guess you're entitled to it.

Posted by Bryce | November 5, 2007 12:55 PM

Corrected, Jmail. Cute kid!

Posted by Dan Savage | November 5, 2007 1:00 PM

go Faith.. yeah that's my cusin. n shes definitely not autistic!. she's just smart n obviously adorable.. duh!

Posted by Marantz | November 5, 2007 3:28 PM

Goofy. At 5 years of age my mother was speaking Russian, Arabic, and English equally well (Russian and Arabic with out an accent). Remembering a few dozen faces and names for a little brain is nothing.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 5, 2007 3:54 PM


"without an accent" is nothing in particular to boast about. Almost all kids who learn a language at that young of an age do so without an accent. It has to do with the "Critical Period" of language acquisition, and the way language is processed in a child's mind versus in an adult's mind.

Posted by lymerae | November 5, 2007 4:26 PM

They teach my kids the names of all the presidents, the states, and their capitals at the Montessori school they attend(ed). It never occurred to me to correct them on our current pres.

Posted by Mike of Renton | November 5, 2007 4:45 PM

Name-calling is an excellent promoter of national unity and intellectual political discourse. Good to start 'em young.

Posted by Joshua | November 5, 2007 11:09 PM

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