What is the difference in a toddler and a politician?

Editorial submitted by Conrad Doyle


Toddlers are notoriously messy, but that is expected. They are, after all, just cute little humans that have not yet learned to clean up after themselves.

Toddlers lose or misplace things all the time but, they are, after all, just cute little humans that have not yet learned to put things back where they belong.

Toddlers forget in one day more than they should ever be expected to retain in their memory banks, but they are, after all, just cute little humans still trying to figure out the concept of responsibility.

Toddlers demand attention, if you don’t give it to them, they will only get louder until you stop what you are doing and hand them the toy that was only six inches away. While annoying at times, they are, after all, just cute little humans still learning to take responsibility for themselves.

Toddlers know no boundaries, toddling into the room where an adult conversation is occurring and refusing to leave. But that is expected because, after all, they are just cute little humans that have yet to learn where they are allowed to toddle.

Toddlers often know when they have done something wrong, they run and hide hoping they will not get caught and disciplined, they are, after all, just cute little humans that have not learned to take responsibility for their actions.

Toddlers can be very possessive of everything in their world regardless of the true ownership of a given item; they will not surrender the possession without a follow-up temper tantrum. But that is okay. They are, after all, just cute little humans that have not learned the concept of theft.

Toddlers often do not play well with others and if they find themselves on the losing end of a playground game, they will take their marbles and go home.

Well, the more I watch toddlers around me, the more I realize that there is very little difference between some politicians and most toddlers.

When one of our esteemed officials gets questioned about missing funds, he immediately points his finger at the councilman, interrupts his reading of a letter from a constituent, and immediately adjourns the meeting.

So, the adult takes his marbles and goes home...

So what is the difference in a toddler and a politician? In this instance, the only difference is that the politician is not a cute little human and his behavior is not acceptable.

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