May 28, 2006

She Is Maybe Nine Years Old.

She's a fan. I read a story aloud at a party last month that she liked a lot. Today Attila the Hub chatted with her mother while the girl talked to me about my writing, and her writing, and whom we each liked to read.

I realize that this is one of many times in my life I've witnessed an exchange between a precocious little girl and an adult who is just awfully dense: yes, this small person really is interested in adult things, and can be spoken to on an intellectual level.

Every other time, of course, I've seen this from the perspective of the smart little girl. Now I'm the stupid adult. Tempus fugit.

Posted by Attila Girl at May 28, 2006 11:50 PM | TrackBack

Now if you can only get that little girl to make Condi run. She should have addressed her as 'Ms. President' (Madam President, for you purists).

O to be a whippersnapper again!

Posted by: Darrell at May 29, 2006 03:15 AM

While at a recent event in DC, wearing my "Draft Condi" button attracted a fellow to tell a story about his 5 year-old daughter. She watches Cspan every morning before going to school, and he said to me, "Even I think it is an amazing thing because I don't watch it".
He goes to the same church as Condi, and last year his daughter walked up to her and said, "Hey Condi, how is your friend Mr Bush?" While the father was a bit red-faced, he told me he was proud of his daughter's self-confidence in walking up to the most powerful woman in the world without fear. He also told me that Condi was so warm toward his daughter that he thinks saw her as one of the most gracious people in a long time.
He also said that he is proud of his daughter who wants to grow up to be JUST LIKE CONDI. What an amazing child!

Posted by: Debbie Watson at May 29, 2006 05:13 AM

There is something undeniably appealing about Secretary Rice.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 29, 2006 05:33 AM

Regarding Condi as running for president, the only way it will happen is if Republicans get organized and promote her at their conventions. California just had one, and Condi came out on top with 29% of the delegates supporting her as a candidate in 2008.
There is a Texas state convention coming up in June, with Condi supporters flying and driving to Texas to get delegates building momentum for Condi. All of the work is being done now to show that if Condi decides to run in 2007, there is a national groundswell in place for her.
It is very exciting to be part of promoting such a historic moment, and to push toward getting Condi Rice to run.
She is the most qualified person and brings intelligence and experience with her. Let's keep working to make this happen.

Posted by: Debbie Watson at May 30, 2006 06:26 AM

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