(In which I reluctantly reveal my voting history.)
We were sitting in the chiropractor's waiting room the other day, and Caroline spied a People magazine with Sarah Palin's picture in the corner. That little glint stole into her eye.
"Who's that?" she asked, rather coyly.
"Oh, that's Sarah Palin," I answered, expecting it to mean nothing to her.
"Who did she vote for?"
"I would say she voted for John McCain. And herself."
"And YOU voted for JOHN MCCAIN!" Bitter -- and elevated -- tone of accusation. The entire office is now alerted to Mom's total uncoolness.
Muttering, smugly: "Lizey and I voted for Barack Obama."