Grody to the Max

From WaPo, via Atrios:

The rally was a love-fest in the conservative, rural Florida community. Three busloads of schoolchildren from the Heritage Christian School waited for an hour and a half to see Cheney and clap for the man they said speaks to the issues important to their lives.

Asked to name the country's biggest problem, 12-year-old Vivian Resto said, "Homosexuals. I think it's kind of gross, and my mom and I believe it should be a man and a woman."

That’s funny, Vivian. I think Dick Cheney is kind of gross.

It must be fun for Dick to get to talk to 12-year-olds who think his adult daughter and her adult decisions are part of the country’s biggest problem. There’s nothing quite as special as the derisive condescension of sniveling, self-righteous pre-teens.

Any thoughts on what might actually be the country’s biggest problem? I’m going to start with parents who teach their kids that homosexuals are gross. It might not strictly be the country’s biggest problem, but with so many troubling us these days, it’s a good place to start.

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