From the mouths of adolescents

Before I forget, I’ve got to relate something that happened during last Friday’s ConvergeSouth BBQ at my house.

Congressman Miller was filling his plate with food when I went over and invited him to come in out of the cold and eat at my dining room table.  He accepted.

When we got inside, my 12 year-old Jesse was on the laptop, which is a fixture there, checking his MySpace stuff.  I introduced the two of them… “Jesse, this is your Congressman, Brad Miller.  Congressman, meet Jesse.”  Jesse stood and shook Brad’s hand in a way that makes a father proud.  Then my youngest sat back down and briefly refocused his attention to the screen.

I turned to go back outside and left expecting Jesse to do as he had been taught; make interesting conversation with your house guests.  I saw Jesse look over the screen and make eye contact before engaging his Representaive…

“So, how well do you know Mark Foley?”, Jesse asked, like he was inquiring about the weather.  The Congressman replied, “Well, we’ve met…”

Knowing that Congressman Miller was in proper dinner company, I went back outside out to help Ben chop some more BBQ.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted October 18, 2006 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Of all the questions he could have asked, I think that one is one of the best.

  2. VJNNC
    Posted October 19, 2006 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    Coming from a curious 12 year old, perhaps the question he posed to Miller might appear to be amusing to an adult. However, in my estimation – we’ve got far more important and critical questions that should be posed to our leaders.

  3. Posted October 19, 2006 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    It didn’t “appear to be amusing”, VJ… to this adult is WAS amusing.

  4. Posted October 19, 2006 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    that’s the funniest thing i’ve heard in a while.

  5. Posted October 19, 2006 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I think its a “from the mouths of babes” type situation… elected officials sending nasty notes to minors IS a big issue.