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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 09:56 AM

Legoland, Hillary and teachable moments

Thought this a great OP.

On the way to Legoland, my 4-year-old son sent a wave of horror through this liberal father when he described the heroine of “The Lego Movie” by saying, “She’s really good at fighting and getting bad guys, even though she’s a girl.”

I collected myself. Didn’t drive off the road. And from this moment of crisis (and opportunity), I did what any good progressive would and turned the conversation to Hillary Clinton.

Obviously.

That same day, Hillary concluded her campaign kick-off speech by talking about building an America in which a father should be able to tell his daughter that she can be anything she wants to be, including president of the United States.

I couldn’t hope for that more. But as the dad of a curious and precocious boy, I also can say that Hillary Clinton’s election would mean an extraordinary amount to my son. He and his peers all need to know that anyone can truly do anything in this country.

My boy, like lots of kids, notices things. He notices when people are being kind or aren’t being fair. And, as the son of parents who have spent lives in politics and communications, he notices aloud the fact that Diane Sawyer hasn’t been giving us the news for a while now.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article25360096.html#storylink=cpy

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ismnotwasm Jun 2015 OP
Iliyah Jun 2015 #1
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #2
Cha Jun 2015 #3

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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 10:19 AM

1. Nice to come on the DU and see and read refreshing stories

Thank you, and K & R.

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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 07:48 PM

2. KnR

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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 12:49 AM

3. that's right.. girls can be anything they want to be! And, it's from Bill Burton!

"He served as national press secretary for Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, and White House deputy press secretary and special assistant to the president from 2009-2011"

Thank you for this, ismnotwasm~

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