My presidential candidacy can be summed up in one word: boom! Most politicians are liars and, as my friend Harriet would say, finks, but I’m here to blow the lid off government by taking a hard line against parents, phonies, and forced participation in dance class. I’m a scientist, but not one of those do-gooder types; I say mix chemicals first, ask questions later. Any traitors or spies in my administration will be dealt with accordingly.
— Janie Gibbs,
Harriet the Spy
This post is part of our ongoing Horn Book KidLit Election 2012 coverage. This week, Republican candidates present their platforms; polls will open for the Republican ballot Thursday, August 30th, and close at noon on Friday, August 31st. Look for our announcement of the winning Republican presidential candidate and his or her running mate Friday afternoon. Beginning next Tuesday, September 4th, the Democrats will have their say. Click on the tag KidLit Election 2012 to see all posts.