Madam President

So last night Kate’s looking over the placemat we have with pictures of all the Presidents.

Me:  “There’s never been a woman president yet.  Maybe you’ll be the first.”

Kate (skeptically):  “There hasn’t?”

She examines the placemat very closely now.  “What about this one?”

Me:  “That’s Franklin Pierce.”

Kate:  “This one?”

Me:  “Another guy.”

We went through this several times.  I’m still not persuaded she believes that every single one of the 44 (Cleveland’s listed twice) Presidents so far have been, in fact, men.  I gather that her skepticism derives from a) an utter inability to accept the weird idea that NOT ONE of the Presidents has been female and/in part, because  b) a few of them look pretty girly.


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