As the great Homer Simpson said, "Kids are great. You can teach them to hate what you hate and, with the Internet and all, they practically raise themselves."
I like to live these words, and its good sometimes to see them bear fruit. I was trying to explain the concept of the suspension of habeas corpus, in relation specifically to Guantanamo Bay, to the boys (ages 6 and 8), while driving them to school the other morning. I wasn't sure if I was getting the subtleties of it across. But I knew I had succeeded when younger son asked if they would exile George Bush once Obama came to power. I sighed, and said, 'Son, you have the right idea, and in many parts of the world they would, but sadly, no. He'll just go back to his ranch.'
They seemed a little disappointed.
Next week we start on the much anticipated lecture series for kiddies entitled 'Why Israel is a great big smelly head.'
Anyway, we'll all sit down tomorrow afternoon and watch the inauguration. Hopefully in the future, when they're all growed up, they'll remember fondly this historic time. Maybe the world they grow up in will be a safer fairer place.