Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Children, the Littlest Politicians

(Their title, not mine.)

I had posted on this earlier, giving a brief summary of a research study that showed lawmakers were conservative or liberal based on the gender of their offspring.

Now for the follow-up.

Today, though, the gender gap — that men lean right and women lean left — has become a political truism, and a series of new studies suggests that gender plays an even bigger role in politics than many believed. Having a son tends to make parents more conservative, it appears, while a daughter makes them more liberal. The parental has become the political.

Lots of speculation is made though, such as all us parents of boys must be more conservative because we spend so much time fishing with republicans. Hmmmm, I didn't realize that only repub's fished...