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David fends off future political wonk, his two-year-old son Thomas

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When Two-Year-Olds Want Air Time

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When Two-Year-Olds Want Air Time

David fends off future political wonk, his two-year-old son Thomas

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Who are we to stop them?

Today on the BPP, New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick joined us to talk about the role of evangelicals in the race to the White House. In the middle of the interview he was nearly foiled by his two-year-old son, Thomas, who wanted a piece of the action. A big piece of the action.

David guest blogs on the BPP to tell us what went down:

My apologies to your listeners for the guest appearance by my two-year-old son Thomas during the telephone interview from my home this morning. I was an unexpectedly solo parent at the time of the call. Thomas had enjoyed a delightful bowl of oatmeal and he was happily playing with blocks by himself before you called. But then it somehow became desperately urgent that I read him "Olivia Forms a Band" and "Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda," which I did as soon we finished the call. I congratulated him on his radio debut.

David D. Kirkpatrick