The Hugo Primary

If you’ve run into us at Mayoral forums over the last couple of weeks, you might have thought we had a little day-care problem.

But no, we were holding a surreptitious Hugo Primary, in which 16-month-old <a href="“>Hugo R. Smith reviewed and rated the candidates on a basic political skill: baby wrangling.

Anyway, the results are in, and the winner is…A. Gifford Miller. Made eye contact with baby, got him to smile, the whole thing.

Virginia placed a close second, and might have finished first had she not decided to call Hugo “little Ben,” which we found a bit disconcerting.

Freddy gets points for saying, “That’s cute,” but appeared a bit alarmed when Hugo tried to listen in on a private conversation between the candidate and advisor Chris Lynn. Anthony had a characteristically snappy line about boring the baby to sleep; we laughed, but Hugo looked a bit alarmed.

OK, enough self-indulgence. Have a good weekend.