The Little Girl Who's Had Enough Of Politics

Abigael Evans, 4, of Fort Collins, Colo., started crying on the way to the grocery store as she and her mother listened to NPR in the car. NPR editors issued an immediate apology online, and later in the afternoon, Abbie cheered up when she got an NPR Politics pin from member station KUNC.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now let's follow up on the tragic story of Abigael Adams. The four-year-old lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And a videotape spread online which she spoke for many people. She was listening to NPR election coverage in the family car when she started crying. In the video, which you can find at NPR.org, she announced she had enough.

ABIGAEL EVANS: It's because I'm tired. I'm tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

MONTAGNE: Afterward, Time magazine declared: we are all Abigael Evans, and such heartfelt concern deserves an answer.

INSKEEP: We're reminded this morning of a famous incident when a girl wrote a New York newspaper asking if there was really a Santa Claus. The newspaper replied in an editorial saying: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In the same spirit, we have an assurance for Miss. Evans. Yes, Abigael. There is a November 7th.

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