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Election Day Sanity Distraction #3

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Politics, Election 2008, election anxiety, youthful enthusiasm, Kipp,

Ahhhh, youthful enthusiasm

Nothing alleviates the anxiety surrounding the fate of the world better than the fresh-faced, not-yet-jaded enthusiasm of youth. A group of 5th-graders from Kipp Stand Academy in Minneapolis (pictured left) provided a welcome distraction to the Utne Reader staff by standing on the corner in front of our building with signs saying, “Vote” and “Honk Once for McCain, Honk Twice for Obama.” For at least a minute or two, these fine children helped us stop pulling our hair out, clutching the sides of our chairs, cracking our knuckles, and refreshing the Pollster.com every few minutes.

Thanks, kids!