So my daughter was trying out a new photo app on my iPad using photos of our puppy to do so and she was really amusing and impressing her dad. With this in mind, I wondered, what about a bigger challenge? So I gave her photos of political figures, gave her a one sentence description of who they were (though she knows who Barack Obama is very well).

I was very vague about Anthony Weiner, just told her he was running for Mayor in New York and got in trouble for doing things he shouldn’t have done, that seemed to be enough.

So, hoping this doesn’t come off as too self-indulgent (just self-indulgent enough), here is my 10 year old daughter’s first go at political humor:







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I’m late to the party, but may I say, “Very well done, and very fun!!”


Ad, this is from one of my favorite writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson. It’s a short piece from the wonderful essay, Self Reliance.

“A child is in the parlor what the pit is in the playhouse, independent, irresponsible, looking out from their corner on such people and facts that pass by, they try and sentence them on their merits, in the swift, summary way of children, as good, bad, interesting, eloquent, silly, troublesome. They bother themselves not about consequences, about interests; they give an independent, genuine verdict!”


Just wonderful Ad and little Ms. Ad. You make a great team. To little Ms. Ad, brava, brava, keep up the good work. You have a shiny future.


Oh my, she truly takes after her father! Well, looks like she has a head start so watch out Ad Lib!

Truly funny and great to see this imagination in someone so young but so astute.


LOL Adlib, I would expect no less from your very mature 10 year old daughter. Make sure she reads these comments so she will understand how we appreciate her humor and most of all how she was not really mean to anyone. Good on her, she has a very bright future.

Sometimes kids speak louder than any of us and make more sense.


Well, there was a very astute saying in my family: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

I think this is the case! Please explain it to ChicaLib, although from the looks of things, she will likely explain it to you.

VERY smart young woman you got there, Daddy-O. Good job to you and Jenuwine.

The Blov thinks SHE should run for office. He agrees that maybe it’s the girls’ turn. – AB


OMG – that’s simply wonderful! That’s amazing political savvy for one so young! She has a GREAT future ahead should she decide to give Sally fodder for the Sunday funnies someday not too long from now! She could easily contribute to the Daily Show, too! Clearly a chip off the old (merely a saying) block, AdLib. Give her our best, our thanks, and tell her to keep on keeping on with such great talent!


Oh AdLib this is pure delight and very enlightened for her 10 years. I will admit that I couldn’t do any of those things that she did with those pictures. 😳

I love it and please keep up with the good work. I know that your dad is very proud of you. 🙂


😆 😆 😆 Well done, Little Lib! My favorites are John Boehner and Anthony Weiner. Yes, AW does look very nervous, as well he should. He’s overdue for a Major Time Out!

Please keep up your efforts in the political humor area. We need bright young artists and thinkers like you. Otherwise the Mr. Know-It-Alls will run the show. And that would be no fun!