Saturday, May 26, 2007

Fun with Larvae

Thursday night, number one daughter and I went to an awards banquet where she was one of several young adults to be presented with awards for outstanding leadership in the Youth In Government program run by the YMCA here in our state.

The YIG program sets up a duplicate of the state government with all three functioning branches and for four days in January, they take over the state legislature, executive offices, and the judicial courts where cases are heard, bills passed, and either signed into law or vetoed by the chief executive.

In the past, K has been a part of the judicial branch, arguing cases before the Supreme Court. Last year, she was tapped by the Attorney General to serve as liaison between that office and the rest of the government. At the end of the session, she stood for election as next year's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. She lost by one vote - her's.

Turns out that you can only vote for positions within your own branch of government and although K had been in the Judicial branch for the previous two years, her role last year was actually part of the Executive branch. Therefore, when she cast her vote for herself as Chief Justice, it was thrown out and she lost to someone she says is all flash and sizzle.

So this year, she will have to settle for Presiding Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - the one who does all the work, and let the bright light settle on Miss Vacuity in black robes. I think that her political experiences are teaching her some real life lessons.

BTW, she was so pissed about having her vote discounted that she immediately wrote and got passed an amendment to the rules that will do away with that particular restriction in the future. Go Girrrrl.

Last night, I spent with my junior larva. Number two son and I went out for Chinese and then to see Pirates in a crowded and raucous theater. He loved it.


Blogger Sister Spikey Mace said...

No. 2 son loved the not so much?

You must be so proud of your kids. I'm proud of 'em just reading about them. You and C have done a good job.

1:52 PM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger lime said...

what a great job for the girl larvae, you must be very proud.

what did you think of the flick?

5:28 PM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger lime said...

larva...sheesh...bugs me when i goof like that....typos, not so much

5:28 PM, May 26, 2007  

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