Today in Cute Kidz Politics…
Tessa and Lucy are hiking up the Na’Pali Coast, Tessa in front, Lucy keeping good pace for a 7-year-old. Out of nowhere, Lucy speaks.
LUCY: Why do the Republicans get the elephants?
TESSA: What do you mean?
LUCY: Their symbol. The elephant. How come they get the elephant?
TESSA: That’s the way it’s always been.
LUCY: And what is ours?
TESSA: You mean Democrats? It’s a donkey.
LUCY: (pause) A donkey?
Lucy mulls it over. It’s not horrible, but not entirely satisfactory either.
LUCY: I don’t like that they get the elephant. I love elephants. You know what their symbol should be?
LUCY: A rabbit hanging by its leg.
TESSA: A dead rabbit?
LUCY: No, but it’s hanging by a string from its leg. Then we can have the elephant.