OK, I’m breaking my ‘no political crap’ vow once more. But it’s worth it, I promise. This little discourse took place in our car this morning on the way to school…
Radio Guy: This is the first election in which both candidates are seated Senators.
Ry: What does that mean?
Me: That both candidates are currently members of the Senate.
Ry: Isn’t it that way every election?
Me: No. Some candidates were never Senators. Some were Governors, like Clinton. Several years ago, a private citizen ran. Bush was… ummm… what was Bush? Oh yeah, he was Governor of Texas.
Ry (very seriously): No he wasn’t, Mama. He was just a dude. Remember? He was the idiot Texas is missing.
After I cleaned the tea off my steering wheel I made a mental note to explain bumper stickers more clearly.