Until now, I have not written about Whitney Houston, largely because so many others have. However, when I learned that Los Angeles radio hosts, John and Ken of KFI AM 640 had referred to Ms. Houston as a "crack ho", I could not remain silent.
This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.
"My son Nick wanted to be a Marine from the time he was in middle school and he died in the battle of Fallujah.... This war, this economy... This is leadership? Obama is looking for something better for all of us."
As a mother myself, I feel fully justified in looking at Sarah Palin differently today than I did yesterday. Her politically ambitious decision at a time of family crisis tells me a great deal about her judgment and her priorities.