Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kids, misplaced

A couple of thoughts, random as usual . . .

Apparently the other day Michelle Obama did an interview with Meredith Viera (I'm not sure if it was "60 Minutes" or "The View," and is there really a difference anymore?). There were some questions about Rev. Wright (of course), which seemed to make Mrs. Obama uncomfortable. When she non-answered, Viera pressed on with a question about her personal feelings about the Reverend. This is Mrs. Obama's answer:

MICHELLE OBAMA: You know what I think Meredith? I think we gotta move forward. You know, this conversation doesn’t help my kids. You know, it doesn’t help kids out there who are looking for us to make decisions and choices about how we’re going to better fund education.

. . . this conversation doesn't help my kids. So, were the words "GODDAMN AMERICA" helpful to your kids? How about "America's chickens are coming home to roost?"

This concern about her kids is, to put it mildly, misplaced.

And speaking of misplaced concern, let me harken back to a previous post here. On April 16th, I posted about the anguish of the FLDS moms in Texas, as their kids were carted off by authorities. Turns out that some 41 of the kids have or have had broken bones. Of the 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17, 30 have either been pregnant, are pregnant or both. Some of these girls have been pregnant 2 or 3 times.

I know the broken bone issue needs a little more analysis before one can draw any type of reasonable conclusion. But the pregnancy incidence is disturbing.

Where were the moms concerns while their teenaged daughters repeatedly got pregnant? Their concern about their kids is, once again, misplaced.

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