With the big election just a handful of days away, I thought I'd capitalize on our national political preoccupation by posting a couple of over the top kiddie recitations in the form of letters to the President.
First up is Randy Davis, who recorded Dear Mr. President in 1966. Though Randy sounds like he's only about 7 or so, he nevertheless feels compelled to write Lyndon Johnson a letter to let the President know they have very compatible views on freedom, the Vietnam War, and the student protest movement.
Next up is 6-year-old Little Kathy Hoffman, who drops President Nixon an extraordinarily sympathetic line to express her own dismay at all the older kids getting carried away with their habitual protesting. And even though she's not completely clear on the concept of anarchy, she's still a little concerned about it after overhearing someone discussing it.
Though I have no kids, I won't let that stop me from offering the following advice to parents: it's probably best to avoid letting your small children get involved with making overt political statements about issues they couldn't possibly comprehend. We all know you're the ones who put them up to it and it's pretty damn creepy seeing them try to be so sincere when they're obviously parroting your beliefs.
And the cheap sensationalism of parents seeking validation of their own political beliefs through the exploitation of their kids? Sadly that persists.