Vladimir Lenin, who imposed a communist police state on Russia, famously said:
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Our own schoolmasters get the kids for much longer — and they've taken Lenin's lesson to heart:
Students at an elementary school in New Rochelle, NY, a largely Democratic suburb of New York City with a City Council and School Board dominated by Democrats, were recently assigned an in-class assignment to color in drawings of Barack Obama to mark the occasion of the inauguration of the 44th President. The drawings depicted Obama in various heroic poses, flags waving in the background, but one drawing went beyond adulation into overt political activity disguised as a pedagogical exercise. The drawing is a campaign button, in the center of a circle Barack Obama is smiling surrounded by another circle with the words "Students for Obama 2008". …
New Rochelle Superintendent of Schools Richard Organisciak, an Obama supporter, did not respond to emails requesting comment.
Even among young children, Obamunists encounter some resistance. Complained one second-grader:
I was mad. I wanted McCain to win.
I wonder if that goes on her permanent record