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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

11 Year Olds for John McCain

posted by on September 24 at 15:00 PM

Tcritic reports that a Colorado 5th grader was suspended for wearing this t-shirt to school:


Though the design of the shirt leaves much to be desired, at least the boy should be applauded for his proper spelling, unlike his older conservative compatriots:


The boy’s father says that the school is “full of liberal loons.” Whatever happened to kids rebelling against their parents?

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Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 24, 2008 3:20 PM

I don't know, Paul. When I was 11 years old, I still looked up to my parents and didn't really question their political beliefs. Give the kid a few years, there's hope for him yet. Like you said, at least he can spell.

Posted by Hernandez | September 24, 2008 3:35 PM

Silly 5th grader, still thinks that terrorism scares people...

Posted by w7ngman | September 24, 2008 3:39 PM

I would pay top dollar for some half breed muslin sheets. Comfy!

Posted by kerri harrop | September 24, 2008 3:54 PM

If those were official McCain (or Clinton) campaign materials, then it would at least be more honest than the double entendre "wink wink" bullshit they actually put out.

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 24, 2008 4:06 PM

That second sign is just pandering to the moran voters.

Posted by rain | September 24, 2008 4:11 PM

@6 - LOL ... I assume you're referring to this guy?

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 24, 2008 4:21 PM

> I assume you're referring to this guy?

Oh, yah. You betcha.

BTW, the t-shirt kid's dad is a known abortion protestor in the Denver/Aurora area, going so far as to protest in front of clinic employee homes.

They're planning to sue the school, of course. The school says the kid was being disruptive, and it should be noted that his ten-year-old sister was allowed to stay in class with her anti-Obama, pro-McCain t-shirt. Hers didn't say anything about "terrorists", but, more importantly (according to the school) she wasn't disrupting class.

Posted by rain | September 24, 2008 4:57 PM

That sign is a fucking brilliant art piece.

Posted by Chad Q | September 24, 2008 5:10 PM

Kids are stupid. I remember parroting my aunt and uncle in the 4th grade when during the '96 election they wanted Perot, so I did. I didn't understand what was going on. They told me Perot was the only sensible candidate, so I voted for him during our mock class elections. I think the split was pretty even for the country too- Perot got 2 votes out of about 30 kids.

Posted by Enigma | September 24, 2008 7:48 PM
Posted by skye | September 24, 2008 8:33 PM

I never rebelled against my mother. Why would I rebel against a nice, thoughtful woman when I could rebel against my peers, who were a bunch of idiots?

Posted by east coaster | September 24, 2008 8:41 PM

I'm confused - is Obama a man of the cloth?

Posted by Sad Comment | September 25, 2008 12:02 AM

The shirt is lousy, but I'm having trouble finding it an offense worth suspension.

Posted by Parsnip | September 25, 2008 6:51 AM

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