The kid pictured above is Justin Evers. He's a second-grade student at Rex Charter Elementary School in Downtown Oklahoma City. Earlier this week, he was appointed Oklahoma's first Kid Governor by a couple local non-profits.
Eight-year-old Justin Evers has been appointed by Sunbeam Family Services and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) as Oklahoma’s first Kid Governor.“I think it’s great that I’ll have a chance to be the first Kid Governor of Oklahoma,” said Evers. “I want kids to know what’s happening in our state.”During his term, he will address foster care, childhood poverty, early childhood education, mental health and other issues affecting the well-being of Oklahoma’s children.Evers says he wants the state to set attention to the issues that affect kids in Oklahoma, specifically the foster care system.On April 7, Evers will make his first public appearance as Kid Governor during the Sunbeam’s Shine a Light fundraising gala at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
That's pretty cool. I'm sure Justin will do a great job as kid governor, but I have to ask... Can we just go ahead and name him the regular Governor? At least until the next election in 2018? Although it's kind of sad that we now have to hire kids to do the jobs of grown ups, he seems to have a better plan and platform than the doofus we have in there now. Seriously, I doubt he can do any worse than Mary Fallin. Other than leaving his toys in the front yard of the Governor's Mansion or forgetting to do his chores, we also don't have to worry about him embarrassing the state on the national level. For example, I'm sure Justin can at least recite the three branches of government. Remember that fail?
Watch that clip of Mary Fallin and then check out Justin's kid governor campaign video. Who would you feel more comfortable running the state? The woman who protects her cronies and talks like she just downed a Lortab / Xanax cocktail, or an articulate young kid with a bunch of good ideas who wants to make Oklahoma a better place to live.
What do we have to do to make this happen?! Can someone create a draft Justin for Governor website? Let us know when you do.