Slope Children Predictably Hyperliterate on Election Issues


P.S. 39, in that bastion of precocity, Park Slope, held a mock election where, big surprise, 93 of the kids voted for Obama and five voted for McCain. (The Fascist Five were promptly wedgied at recess.) And of course the kids were more scarily literate on the pertinent issues than you want any likable 9-year-old to be: “Obama would lower taxes except for really rich people because they don’t need tax breaks,” said one. Oy. Another, upon hearing that 93 had voted for Obama, said, “Imagine if the whole world voted like us — that’d be 93 thousand million.” Thank God somebody’s kid in the Slope is on a learning curve we can cope with. [Brooklyn Eagle]