Forget political reporters. Fourth-graders ask much tougher questions.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) ventured into the lion’s den last week, when she visited with a fourth-grade class at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, according to an article in The Daily Astorian.
Bonamici noted she’s been to the White House but doesn’t live there, said there are a lot of things she likes better than zombies and pointed out legislation she has introduced that would clean up tsunami debris and make unpaid internships more accessible to low-income students.
The Oregon Democrat told the children she’s interested in hearing about any good ideas for making laws.
A 10-year-old boy complained about wearing helmets, calling for the end to the mandate at age 14.
But he clearly hadn’t poll-tested the idea.
Bonamici took the helmet referendum to a vote, and the class overwhelmingly rejected it.
“There’s democracy,” she said.