36 thoughts on “Little Girl Speaks For Nation

  1. “Abigael Evans, the 4-year-old Colorado girl who was driven to tears by the seemingly neverending presidential campaign coverage, has received a very rare thing in our modern media age: a formal apology from NPR for making her cry.

    Abigael became a minor Internet star earlier this week when her mother, Elizabeth, posted a video online of the girl when she became upset after hearing a little too much of “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney” on the radio.

    “It’ll be over soon, Abby,” her mother is heard saying on the video. “The election will be over soon.”

    On Wednesday, NPR correspondent Mark Memmott wrote on the organization’s website, “On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her. We must confess, the campaign’s gone on long enough for us, too. Let’s just keep telling ourselves: ‘Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.'”

    NPR also sent the girl an NPR politics pin, which, according to a reporter from NPR station KUNC, seems to have cheered the girl up tremendously.” NPR

  2. SWM, Thanks for the background. Although I’m a libertarian I listen and DONATE to NPR and Public TV. I listen to NPR a lot and watch specific shows on Public TV. Art Linkletter made a career out of listening to little kids,”They say the darndest things.”

  3. AP, You are the winner of best video of the week. “Jay…show AP what he’s won!” “AP, you’ve won a real name, you get to choose any first, middle and last name of your choice. We will pay all court costs and name change registration fees.”

    Chris Rock is more perceptive than all the pundits on tv. Best comic since Richard Pryor.

  4. MikeS,

    I am struck dumb. You dared come out and disapprove of football (almost!) and definitely against the media control and encouragement of the desire to return to our usual pleasures.

    It is inevitable that people will be distressed by:

    1) rhe inadequate education which does not prepare them for understanding the issues.

    2) the avoidance by the campaigns (sspecially
    republican) and the media of real issues on which facta and counterfact face off.

    3) not having matters presented in a relevant form which they can understand.

    4) being traated as four year olds with ads breaking up any chain of thought. If the chain will not fit int the non-ad space, then forget it. We don’t have time for that say program planners.

  5. I live in a blue state. No TV so I don’t know about the ads. There are very few lawn signs, most are for local offices. They haven’t found my cell phone (yet). But Romney ads pop up on nearly every video and on my fb page.

  6. idealist, He isn’t married, and he does not do as much politicking as I do.πŸ˜‰ My daughter is more involved. The GOP war on women really got her attention.

  7. AP,

    I am happy for the first time today.

    Wish I had a list of rednecks to send it too.

    PS to All,

    We can with one phone call opt out of all robo and live commercial calls. What defenses do you have? Probably not any.

  8. i noticed that that was sponsored by a jewish group. Good for them.

    Meanswhile, speaking of Women (capital W) here’s why Warren is gonna win in her Senate race: Independent Women.



    “But the crux of her revival comes down to one critical voting bloc: independent women. As in, Brown had them and Warren won them over β€” at least, according to polls, the proportion she needs to carry the day.

    She did so by nationalizing the race. It had been a referendum on the regular guy, can’t-we-all-just-work-together Brown. Warren made it about whether middle-of-the-road women want a Senate controlled by Republicans β€” and what that might mean for issues those voters care about.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83253.html#ixzz2BBdGPxKQ

    Now let’s do as the two previous ladies say. go vote Dem, and don’t let time press you. Just be sure that Obama is your choice.

    Do like me: When choosing a doctor, do you want competence or a good handholding. I choose competence, and am sure that you always have too.

  9. If you live in Wisconsin and own a telephone and a mailbox, like I do, you would understand why the little girl is crying. Yesterday, around 8 P.M., I got 3 robocalls in a 5 minute period. Before I went to bed, I deleted 8 calls from my answering machine- this is about average for the last two weeks. I also average 3 large postcards a day filled with lies about Bronco Bamma and Tammy Baldwin. (Nothing derogatory on Bronko Nagurski though- he’s always been above reproach).

    Swarthmore mom-

    Wisconsin is still a toss-up. Bart Starr has endorsed Mitt Romney, but Donald Driver has endorsed Barack Obama. Zeke Bratkowski has not been heard from yet.

    P.S.- I voted for President Wednesday. I’ll give you a hint- her name isn’t Barack Obama.

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