I think it's great that one so young is willing to take the time and effort to get involved in politics. She could just learn more than she will in college. Meanwhile, youth and enthusiasm just might accomplish more than experience, cynicism, and having sold out to the highest bidder.
(yes, that last was cynicism. What can I say? My youth and enthusiasm are long gone.)
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Very cool! What an ambitious young lady she is. I like this.
Damn, she looks like a baby!
Love her stance on guns & WV being a right to work state, don't care for her opposition to SSM, don't care for her belief about religion and its impact on running the country. She'll be one to watch though.
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In addition to growing up in politics because her father was a state senator, Saira talked about participating in her state's "Youth in Government" program and the experience of helping writing a bill, shepherding it through committees, and experiencing the full parliamentary procedure.
I've just Googled for the vid clip so that others can hear what she has to say for themselves. I was pretty impressed with her maturity. She is definitely not your ordinary college freshman, a demographic I have considerable expertise with. 18-Year-Old Republican Saira Blair Is America's Youngest Lawmaker | Fox News Insider
I can't wait to see her make her head go all the way around. Oh wait. That was Linda. Linda Blair.
I am all for young people in politics, but 18 is a bit too young. I think you need to be out of the house and in the real world working, paying taxes, paying rent or house payments, and so on before you enter into politics. Otherwise you have no idea what its like to be some average Joe trying to make it in the real world - which is exactly the problem with some old gray haired career politician.
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