Democrat Congressman Joseph Crawley recently dropped by the Al-Razi Islamic school in Queens, where he encountered aspiring political leaders:
Among these young hopefuls is seven-year-old Mayar, of Egyptian origin, who during a conversation between teachers and pupils, stated that she wished to become President of the United States, and would “ban alcohol, pork and smoking!”
Oh, dear. The same ban-happy tyke advanced on Crawley after his speech:
As she handed him the flowers, he asked her, “Where do you come from?” Mayar replied “Egypt”, whereupon he asked the question again, and she repeated Egypt. Crawley repeated his question three times, hoping for a different answer each time. He had to be more specific in his question and ask, “Where do you live?” Her answer, “Astoria, Queens,” was what he had preferred to hear originally.
This might be the saddest politician-child interface since Peter Garrett ran into the kids from Matraville.