Sunday, January 24, 2010

Regaining Laughter Post Haiti...Thanks Palin;)

Whew…What a week this was! The earthquake in Haiti seemingly consumed my whole being. Between cell phone calls, emails, and text messages from friends and loved ones, I rarely had a moment to spare. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!! Your thoughtful words and memos helped to bring my sense of equilibrium back. Soooo…. How about that Sarah Palin and John Edwards news!

Taking a break from CNN, I happened upon Oprah’s segment this past Friday. Palin was on with her daughter, Bristol. I might have missed some of the discussion, but most of what I heard was about her advocating for her daughter’s decision to abstain from sex until she gets married. Palin was…well… herself, as she joked throughout the interview. But…something just seemed just a bit off to me. First…why does Bristol have to go on Oprah to make such a proclamation? Secondly…she didn’t seem to believe what she was saying herself. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s almost like she was being forced to say it and was somewhat ticked off about having to do so.

Nonetheless, I sincerely wish the very best for Bristol because she’s had a very tough year with everything that’s happened in her life--- her mom’s failed Vice Presidential attempt…rumors about her parents’ relationship…the “I can see Alaska from my house” comment…the baby daddy showing the world his naked bottom to the world…you get where I’m going. I honestly think it would be best if Bristol tried to stay out of the public eye for a while to focus on herself and her baby boy (who, by the way, is a cutie!) So no more Oprah proclamations, Bristol, or any media engagements to discuss your sex life…k? Sarah on the other hand...keep my chuckles coming! (LOL)

I saved the best for last! John Edwards, the former Democratic presidential candidate, finally admitted this week that he was the father of his former mistress’s two-year-old child, Quinn. The ex-mistress, Rielle Hunter, was his videographer while he campaigned for the White House in 2007. It was stated that Edwards used campaign funds to employ her and travel with her during that time. You might also remember that during this period, his wife was battling cancer. “I am Quinn's father," Edwards said in a statement. "I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves." So why now is Edwards being so truthful? Hmmmmm. Did he have some truth serum? Nope! The reality is that a former aide is set to release a tell-all book and was scheduled to appear in an exclusive interview on 20/20 during which he would assert that Edwards forced him to claim paternity of the adorable youngster. Whatever the deceitful motivations that Mr. Edwards may have had…I am happy that he is finally admitting what the rest of us had already assumed.
“It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” he publically said. I’m sure she will, Mr. Edwards. We all make mistakes. It’s about what you learn from them and how you change for the better. Just be the best daddy you can be to Quinn, and she will certainly forgive you…as most of us have.

Happy Parenting!,

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