Banana Republic?


My 4-year-old son’s pre-school class held a mock election today: After each student tasted one bite each of banana, apple, & pear (the equivalent of one presidential debate?), they “voted” by placing a paper cutout of their favorite fruit into a cardboard box. The results? Banana won in a landslide.

If this informal poll is to be believed, things aren’t looking so good for the Macoun/Pear ticket,  but B. Anana shouldn’t get too overconfident, either. After all, no one knows how the Blueberry effect will come into play on election day.

(It looks like my son’s class is on to something. While Googling for a good image to use for this post, I came across a site called veggiefruit election).

Update: In honor of President-Elect Obama’s historic victory, I’ve included a new image for this post, taken from Andrew Sullivan’s column at The Atlantic.

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3 Responses to “Banana Republic?”

  1. Elad The Great Says:

    lol awesome. I have to say that I’m a bit surprised about banana winning. When I was a kid, I don’t remember anyone like bananas. I guess it’s gonna be a year of electoral surprises.

  2. deva Says:

    I love it! What a great way to get the kids introduced to our political system. But yeah, this image sort of steals the pie.

  3. Ketzirah Carly Says:

    I guess it was a trend. I made Obama Pie the night before the election!

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