Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Readers for Obama

When I was little, my mom and dad read me all of the Little House on the Prairie books. I also watched the tv show. So, when my mom offered to take me to the new musical version of the story at The Guthrie, I jumped at the chance to see Melissa Gilbert, who played Half-Pint for ten years, star as Ma.

It turns out that Melissa Gilbert is not a very talented singer, but that was okay. She only had one solo, a ballad called "Wild Child," which she sang to Laura, her former character. The moment brought a tear to my mom's eye and mine.

When I got home, Dan summarized the debate for me and showed me some clips of McSame smirking and being sarcastic. He did not appear very presidential in these clips.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I always think he looks like an angry little man in the debates, particularly when he grimaces. I mean, smiles.

He reminds me of Rumplestiltskin, pounding his angry little foot into the ground until he disappears.

Sorry, the public speakers gave their fairy tales this week. I have little Rumple on the brain, apparently.