Would you bring a baby to a bull fight?

Noting the baby on super-mom Palin’s convention platform my friend said “someone should have called DSS.” She should know because in addition to her own she’s has had more than 100 foster babies and children. She knows how DSS views child abuse and neglect. So there’s baby Trig Paxson Van Palin being subjected to the din and chaos of a political convention.

Down syndrome or not, no baby is going to be thinking about how wonderful it is that his eardrums are ringing because everyone loves his mother.

I know the Republican convention on Wednesday night wasn’t a bull fight, but as Republican Peggy Noonan said there was plenty of political bullshit.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t there because as a clinical social worker I’m a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse or neglect. I would haven been obligated to call the Ramsey County Minnesota Department of Social Services and make a report.

Who knows, even knowing about it I may have that obligation. I’ll have to look it up.

Maybe that’s how they do things in Alaska, but in civilized Minnesota I rather doubt it.

I doubt they have bull fights in Alaska though.

Perhaps they have pit bull fights, with or without lipstick. On Saturday nights are mothers with nursing infants half price?

And Sunday morning, hangovers not withstanding, there’s nothing more exhilarating than an afternoon of shooting wolves from an airplane.

It’s never too soon to give a baby, even one with Down’s syndrome, the taste of a blood sport, so the governor Alaska environmentalists call the “killa from Wasilla” would probably take the tiny suckling along on the next search and destroy mission.

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