Yes, I know that in many parts of oh-so-Progressive Petaluma, the Christian practice of celebrating the birth of Jesus is politically incorrect, if not openly frowned upon. To which I say, Merry Christmas. As to whether a cultural construct such Santa will bring Petaluma solutions to it’s perennial problems, I would suggest that a humble prayer to God might be more effective. God might not – willy-nilly – bring the Rainier overpass or fix the roads, but His influence could diminish the arrogance in the hearts of folks who think that men and women are gods – all in all a much more beneficial gift to our city.