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November 3, 2008 9:54 PM   Subscribe

You Can Vote However You Like
posted by Navelgazer (17 comments total)
Context for the pop-ignorant.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:07 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

I hate Kidz Bop.
posted by penduluum at 10:14 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

YAY! That was really fun.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:14 PM on November 3, 2008

"Democratic left"

this is just a cute, timely, civic participatory send-up, and I don't want to pee on it, but something in me dies a little seeing the Overton Window of the general framing of this election succeed so well, given that Obama chose The Chicago School economist to head his economics team.

McCain's palling around with that doofus Gramm makes his entire platform a non-starter for me, but I have to go on faith that Obama is at least as crafty as Bill Clinton in being able to figure out policy directions that will fly.
posted by troy at 10:53 PM on November 3, 2008 [2 favorites]

That made me cry. Christ, I'm edgy.
posted by moxiedoll at 11:20 PM on November 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

This is adorable.
posted by Asparagirl at 12:12 AM on November 4, 2008

The token white kid dances like crap.
posted by Bitter soylent at 5:23 AM on November 4, 2008

The irony of having non-voting children sing about the glory being enfranchised adds an extra bit of humour.
posted by Phalene at 6:12 AM on November 4, 2008

I love it.
posted by scabrous at 6:14 AM on November 4, 2008

I Want Joe Biden. Need Joe Biden.

Also, the white kid is fantastic and I won't hear otherwise.
posted by Simon! at 6:56 AM on November 4, 2008 [3 favorites]

You Can Vote However You Like
...as long as it's black.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:28 AM on November 4, 2008

Hee -- the kids were on GOOD MORNING AMERICA yesterday, and I heard the two hosts talking about them at one point. Diane Sawyer told a story about how during one of the breaks, one of the kids was solemnly telling her that he was intrigued by McCain's ideas about reforming the Capital Gains Tax. The only thing she could think to say was, "....but you're only twelve!"
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:57 AM on November 4, 2008

Aw hell that was cute
posted by sondrialiac at 8:50 AM on November 4, 2008

These kids were on ABC news last Friday as their 'Persons of the Week" I wasn't sure what to think of it. These kids go to the Ron Clark Academy.

Digging through their website I found some of the following info:

Ron Clark has been called "America's Educator." In 2000, he was named Disney's American Teacher of the Year... He has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey even named him as her first "Phenomenal Man." His classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. Ron's teaching experiences in New York City are the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry, better known as Chandler from Friends.

The tuition guide here details admissions fees.

I think it's neat that these kids are so involved like they are, but I get a Stepford Wives vibe out of the whole thing and it seems to me that they are hamming it up quite a bit for the cameras. The ABC video seems like a stage production, like these kids are acting and playing the part in a play that's been scripted by this media hound of a school leader that they've got.

I hate to be the naysayer on this post but something just feels wrong here.
posted by daHIFI at 9:47 AM on November 4, 2008

Context for the pop-ignorant .

I love how not knowing about this is "ignorant". lol
posted by Zambrano at 10:19 AM on November 4, 2008

I love how not knowing about this is "ignorant"

I love how misunderstanding the purpose of a hyphen...

Oh fuck it, that video was cute, though I did get a Steptford Wives vibe from it like daHIFI.
posted by jessamyn at 11:03 AM on November 4, 2008

Makes no sense.
posted by Zambrano at 11:12 AM on November 4, 2008

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