Political Child’s Pay

richie.jpg“It did not take Kaelynn Adams-Haack long to decide she wanted to support the re-election campaign of Representative Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin. The two met at a dinner party, talked for part of the evening and by the time Kaelynn left she had decided that she wanted to give the congresswoman a $1,000 contribution.
“‘I knew not to give her too much and not to give her too little, so I gave her $1,000,’ said Kaelynn, who is now 8 and says she hopes to make more donations in the future.'”
Too Young to Vote, Old Enough to Donate, by Glen Justice, The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2004