September 22, 2009

Tales of a Third Grade Somebody

And now friends, family and neighbors I bring you the results of the great election of 2009, the rumble in the jungle, the third grade election extravaganza. Damn if I don't wish that Howard Cosell was here to provide the color commentary.

On a side note I just sat through that entire clip of Cosell and Ali- I miss those days. Sometimes that is. I don't really miss that wacky 70's fashion, but at least I can say that I wasn't responsible for buying it.

Anyway, in the words of this reporter the election was quite the spectacle. Damn again, people just don't do Howard Cosell impressions anymore. And you don't hear about Nipsey Russell  or Match Game either.

My relatively shy and unassuming third grader talked his way right into office. It was very cool to see how excited he was about it all and kind of funny to hear him tell me how many of his friends have already asked for political favors.

"Dad, they want me to make recess longer and to get new snacks."

The look on his face when I told him that none of those things were possible was priceless. He liked all of those ideas and had every intention of trying to make them come to fruition. And thus began his introduction to politics.

Wonder where this will all lead, if anywhere, at all.
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Mrs. S. said...

Mazal tov on your son's big win!
I'm thinking, next stop the White House?

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

Congratulations! How did he celebrate?

Leah Rubin said...

You know what they say, it's easier to campaign than to govern!

Good for him...

Jack said...

Mrs. S.,

That is a long way off. Think we'll settle down and see how this goes. ;)


He celebrated by appointing me Chief of Staff and asking for a cookie. ;)


Isn't that the truth.

The Misanthrope said...

"Talked his way in into office"

First, why is that not surprising. Congratulations.

Second,until I read the comments I didn't realize he won. I just assumed my old 3rd grade behavior and thought he got into trouble.

Jack said...


Unlike his dad at that age, he is very shy and unassuming. I was brash and loud. And FWIW, I was on Student Council. But I made a point of not telling him that until after he won.