Archive for October, 2011
Prior to becoming a dad, I worried about how I would emotionally respond to the task as I am not an emotional person. Parents are cliche. I get it. But it is hard not to be. You can read all the articles you want, and listen to all the advice in the world, but none of it can describe what it is to be a parent — so everyone tries and that’s where it all falls to cliche. I think the only thing I can say that I understand better is nature.
This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats This isn’t about the vaccinations and vaccine safety. And this isn’t about whether or not I think it is okay for a state to mandate vaccinations. This is about the impact politics — specifically political sound bytes of reckless rhetoric — can have on the decision making public.
Last month, Michele Bachmann in an interview on the Today Show (here on YouTube — jump to the 2 minute mark) responded to a question about Rick Perry’s HPV vaccination program in Texas (using Gardasil) with a story about a woman that came up to her after one of More >