Thursday, June 19, 2008

A chance to make it the people's White House

The following letter was published on June 19, 2008 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Unlike the case with the present occupant, Obama's White House would be the people's White House if he picked Hillary Clinton for his VP. That would be the beginning of his greatest change, to share his glory with Hillary and her 17 million voters; this would be a start for a nation to become whole again.

Even though the Clintons gave the appearance that they were willing to inject race in their campaign out of desperation for Hillary to become her party's nominee, it is a fact that Bill Clinton's White House was the most inclusive White House ever.

Many of us know that the people's voice during the Bush administration matters less than the Maliki government in Iraq. An Obama-Clinton ticket, like no other ticket, would restore credibility to a nation begging for smart, inclusive leadership.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tim Russert is irreplaceable

The following letter was published on June 17, 2008 by
The New York Daily News
New York, NY

I was shocked to hear of Tim Russert's passing. He had a very special style of politely probing an individual on "Meet the Press." My Sundays will not be the same.