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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why my baby is the median voter

So, as I have been fighting sleep deprivation, I have begun to think that my baby girl resembles the average voter in many respects.
1. She is asleep most of the time.
2. No matter what you think is good for her, it's not often a good idea to wake her up.
3. When she is awake, she is thinking about herself.
4. She is easily mesmerized by simple contrasts between black and white. Loves the shadows of Venetian blinds.
5. "No more tears" !?
6. My main reaction to her first unhappy noise is just to hope it will not happen again. Usually it does not. But I react to the second.
7. She doesn't know what she needs, beyond the fact that she is unhappy. When those needs are satisfied, she does not necessarily understand who did it or how. But then she's happy and usually gets sleepy again.
8. At the end of the day, her needs are simple and should not be overthought. She may look uncomfortable, hot, cold, angst-ridden, or to be suffering from terminal ennui, and one can analyze and overanalyze what she's thinking as the kicks and goes waaaah. Is she concerned about whether she's been characterized as bitter, or by comments made by my pastor, or by Mark Penn's lobbying? Does the credit crisis scare her? Global warming? Perhaps. But it's almost certainly gas. As a rule, she is either hungry, poopy, or gassy, or burpy, in no particular order. Diagnosis is a matter of insight or (no pun necessarily intended) a simple process of elimination. In short: punditry is overrated. It's the economy, stupid.


Raised By Republicans said...

Great post! :-)

Vox populi, vox baby!

Dr. Strangelove said...

Yes, great post. Let me add another point...

9. She won't be voting.

USWest said...

Sounds like a perfect analysis to me!

BTW: I was away when fatherhood struck! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

She could well the median voter. Though she does have generally non-crappy health insurance...

-Seventh Sister