3rd Grader With Political Aspirations Skips Class Picture Day And Refuses All Yearbook Entries
Jaidon Dugger is in the third grade. But he already knows what he wants to do. He is going to be a Governor, then a Senator, then President of the United States. If that is going to happen, there are some things he knows he has to do.
”Well, I need to get good grades,” says Jaidon. “Especially in history and social studies. I need to not drink and drive. I had better pay my taxes. I need to make sure my landscaper is legal. I should make sure I don’t fool around with the wrong girls. I’ve got a long list of things I need to do and not do.”
Even at the age of eight, Dugger has a good grasp on the history of government and those who have held and lost those seats of power. But he is always learning and putting into practice what he has learned.
“That long list of dos and don’ts has a new number one,” adds the informed third grader. “I will no longer be participating in class pictures, or anything that has to do with the school yearbook. It seems like such a simple thing. Stand in an awkward line next to people you see every day. Smile. Do funny stuff around the school. Hope it makes the annual. But apparently that is the biggest thing that can destroy your political career. A yearbook signature took down would-be Senator Roy Moore. Judge Kavanaugh nearly missed the Supreme Court because of it. Governor Northam will probably be unseated because of a photo in his yearbook. I’m thinking about the future. So, there will be no photo record of me going to school. My reputation matters too much.”
Asked what used to be the number one rule on his list, Jimmy replied, “Don’t say or do anything stupid. But obviously that is not an issue anymore.”