Last night, after all the wedding hoopla, we settled in to read some books. I read Francesca "Otto Runs for President" about a boy/dog who runs for class president. I told her that this year, our country would be electing a new President. She was very curious about why this was happening:
ME: "You know, this year the people in our country will elect a new President."
F: "REALLY??? Why?? Did the other one die or something?"
ME: "No, but after 4 years, or sometimes 8 years, we have to find someone new."
F: "I understand, he has a hard job. He has to go on TV a whole lot and go to a bunch of meetings. He wants to rest now."
ME: "Yes, I guess he is tired."
F: "And his daughter got married, I saw it on TV. He had to plan the wedding, I bet. He needs to retire. Planning a wedding is really tough."
Well that, in Francesca's option, was W's greatest contribution to the United States; helping to plan Jenna's wedding.