I’d like to take a moment to thank G.W. for a little breakfast banter he caused. As I’m thumbing through the paper this morning my older son Tyler was reading the front page headlines across the room.

“Dad, what’s a gay marriage?”

Mind racing… weeding out the inappropriate and sarcastic comments… “Well, it’s when two people of the same sex get married. Like a guy to another guy.”

“Oh,” he replies. Seems like ithe issue’s just gonna lie there. Maybe that’s best.

Then little brother Doug pops up, “Cause some guys like boys better than girls?”

Hmmm… “Well, yeah. Some people’s brains are just wired differently so they tend to want to date other men or other women rather than the opposite sex.”

“Oh,” he replies. “So what’s wrong with that?”

Tyler, still reading the headline, contributes, “Bush says it threatens civilization.”

And Doug moves in for the kill shot… “Yeah, well that’s why we’d rather vote for a house plant than Bush in the next election. He’s pretty dumb.”

Normally I’d point out that we don’t call people “dumb”, but hey, if the shoe fits…

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