Funny things that little kids say is one part of the mix of the Ellen DeGeneres show. On Thursday, she brought on young Rainer Muuss and his even younger brother Atticus to discuss presidential history. Rainer knows more about presidents than your usual kindergartner. Atticus was just on to be cute. He really loves President Martin Van Buren -- for the sideburns.
But Ellen's favorite part was undoubtedly young Rainer expressing his hope that Barack Obama wins re-election because Obama "said that men and men can marry each other and woman and woman can marry each other and I think that’s right." Thunderous applause and approval from DeGeneres followed. "I really like you," she said to laughs: (video and transcript below)
DeGENERES: What’s going on in this election year?
RAINER: Well, Barack Obama’s – I think Barack Obama should win. (Pause, then whooping applause)
DeGENERES: People agree with you there. Instead of Mitt Romney? And why do you say that?
RAINER: Because – um, ah – well, Barack Obama said that men and men can marry each other and woman and woman can marry each other and I think that’s right. (Whooping applause)
DeGENERES: I really like you. (Laughter)
Rainer and Atticus are liberally raised by their literary parents Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss. (The little fact they use their mother's surname signals the feminism.) Muuss is a survivor of incest and travels with her own stage show called "Anatomy of a Doll." She touts herself as "an actor, poet, teacher, director, and social worker." Rainer's recitation of liberal mantras also came out in this section:
DeGENERES: Who is your favorite president, Rainer?
RAINER: My favorite president is John F. Kennedy because he gave people hope.
DeGENERES: Yes, he did.
Atticus touting Van Buren makes the whole show much more enjoyable. A social-media wave checking out Van Buren followed.