Tuesday, September 16

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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36 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. that is hysterical and so very true!!

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

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

    Suddenly, it all makes sense . . .

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  4. that is quite profound, actually!

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  5. So true. So very, very true.

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

    Cute picture.

    click. click. click.

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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!)

    Hallie

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. Very very true!!!

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  14. 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

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

    What?

    :)

    ciao,
    rpm

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  16. anglophilefootballfanatic.com11:57 AM

    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?

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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

    Totally.

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  21. this is so profound, and good for you!

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  22. Maybe Alexis should run for office :)

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  23. 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.

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  24. So true!

    Off to do some clicking!!!!

    Kimmy

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  25. GENIOUS observation ... you are truly genious!

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

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  26. 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.

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  27. Toddlers and politicians. Hehehehe!

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  28. 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.

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  29. well if that aint the truth!

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  30. I do believe you are onto something.

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

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  32. 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!

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  33. OMG, that's awesome! So true!

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