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About as Political as I Get Around Here

As Alexis and I were meandering our way to gymnastics tonight, she declared, "I see grapes!" I looked and looked and couldn't find grapes anywhere. I did, however, see some pine cones and realized that large pine cones hanging from a tree could most certainly be confused for grapes.

Always one to help her add to her vocabulary without telling her she's wrong, I said, "I see pine cones."

"No, they're grapes," she replied defensively. Then a few moments later she cheerily declared, "I see kine cones!" She said it as if it was the most original statement she has ever made.

I thought for a few moments and then realized something.

You know that thing that politicians do where they make a false statement, stand by that statement, then act like they never said it in the first place? That's TOTALLY a toddler move.

Politicians are nothing more than people who never grew up enough to be able to admit that what they said was wrong.

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Reader Comments (36)

I too am SO not political! I would LOVE to see a candidate - or any politician, for that matter - actually come out and say that they have changed their mind or admit that maybe they made the wrong decision. I suppose the fear is that they will be viewed as weak or flip-floppy, but I, for one, might actually pay attention to what they're saying!

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFishsticks and Fireflies

that is hysterical and so very true!!

I love that you're donating. Click, click click!!!

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

So what you are saying is that politicians are nothing but big old toddlers???

Suddenly, it all makes sense . . .

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaski Gal

that is quite profound, actually!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe planet of janet

So true. So very, very true.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercalicobebop

I never thought about it that way. It is so true.

Cute picture.

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September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEllyn

You're so right. They will stand by their decision to call them grapes, even when we know they're "kine cones." The emperor has no clothes...

Peace - D

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRiverPoet

Isn't that the truth! And explains why I don't trust any politician. Liar, liar, pants on fire!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Wrongo!! I am campaigning across this great country and have NEVER said anything wrong!!

(of course, my running mate is a sex starved monkey but oh well!)


September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWonderful World of Weiners

Great observation :)

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa@verybusymomwith4

Well, at least she said SOMETHING.
I get tired of politicians talking, talking, talking, and in the end, they haven't really made ANY kind of statement!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLainey-Paney

Alexis could teach them a thing or two. In fact Alexis would make a better president. She has my vote.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternikki

I couldn't agree with you more! Sometimes, I think a toddler is more capable than most politicians. At least kids are honest and much cuter!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherY

Very very true!!!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

lol very true observation. Regardless of which 'side' you're on, all politicians do it and it makes me want to BARF. But it's cute in toddlers ;) hehe

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I have no idea what you are talking about. Nope, no idea.




September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pen mama

You are very wise!

So glad you aren't more political, pumpkin. And, you know what? I find that even funnier because kine is the Scottish word for cow. Cow cones? Wow that's pretty kinky, ain't it?

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered

this is a very good point... I never thought of it.

I don't see what's wrong with saying, "yeah, I said it, and I was wrong" or even "I changed my mind"

Politicians, go figure.

Still trying to figure out how I managed to comment on the really old post but not this one. Oh well, situation rectified!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEternal Sunshine

So true! I hope Alexis doesn't grow up to be a politician. Or, if she does, she's, you know, still a good human being while she does it.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Says

Too bad that I wasn't born here, because now, I can't run for president. Because I totally do that too. Sure, it's with Sweetie Pie, 99.9 percent of the times, but I'm sure I could apply these bait-and-switch tactics to other areas.

As President, my first action would be to kick Lindsay Lohan and her fire crotch out of the country. Oh and to make sure Britney can't have anymore children.

You know, the important issues people care about.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCatwoman

Here! Here! Of course, if you ask later if I said this I will totally deny it.


September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonny's Mommy

this is so profound, and good for you!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Maybe Alexis should run for office :)

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarcasta-Mom

Actually I think we're all toddlers. We get cranky if we don't sleep or eat right, we all need to know that at least one person loves us and we all want our own way. I think as we grow we just contain it better.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

So true!

Off to do some clicking!!!!


September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy


September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwheelsonthebus

GENIOUS observation ... you are truly genious!

You are my write in vote - DARN, you aren't old enough.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI am a Tornado ~ proven fact!

Hahaha you crack me up. It'd like I said in Plurk one time, all of the world's issues could be solved if everyone just had a packet of fruit snacks.

And you know I just come here for my A. fix, right? She is too stinkin adorable.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterabritdifferent

Toddlers and politicians. Hehehehe!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDapoppins

I can think of some candidates in particular ... well ... perhaps I shouldn't venture further down that thought trail.

But you gotta admit - the political race is the best kind of reality TV.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTranny Head

well if that aint the truth!

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBirdie

I do believe you are onto something.

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Yost

very nice! now why hasn't keith olbermann made the toddler connection yet?

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSus

I am totally getting your Dora hatred - Evan has become completely obsessed with Go Diego Go! I lose brain cells every time I watch it with him!

September 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVerWaynia

OMG, that's awesome! So true!

September 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaramama

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