Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Why I'm Happier Than Obama
Actually, I don't know for sure that I'm happier than Barack Obama. He makes more money and is increasingly likely to be the democratic nominee for president, and according to the polls may be our next commander-in-chief. Or negotiator-in-chief. Or withdrawer-in-chief. or whatever. (JUST KIDDING!) I, on the other hand, don't have to go to Kentucky this week or deal with the mainstream media. I'll also be on summer vaction in 10 more workdays. Still, a news item a friend sent me this past week says that research shows that, in general, conservatives are happier than liberals. Now, some wags might point out that this is likely a correlation based on other factors--more rich, married, privileged WASPy guys who go to church every Sunday vs. poorer, single, struggling, discriminated-against skeptics. But apparently this study adjusts for such factors. It seems the deciding factor is one of attitude toward the universe. Here's a news flash for those who haven't figured it out yet: LIFE ISN'T FAIR. According to the study, this really bothers liberals (who are really nice people, and want to make it better). Some, like Bill Clinton, even "feel your pain." (that is, when he isn't feeling up your daughter.) We evil conservatives, though, say, "Yep. I knew that. So what?" Makes sense to me.