I pick up Sara's left hand and tsk, tsk there is no ring on that finger. We've already picked it out, says Jim, we are presently amassing funds and there are some concerns. Evidently, the conscientious gem shopper must make certain his purchase is a conflict-free diamond and so there are these jewelry ethical issues to consider. Jim starts to explain but young Arya interrupts with a more interesting observation and the topic is tabled.
Back at the hotel my friend B.Obama is talking on that scary debt issue and don't you wish his tie was a different color than navy or red. How about a Grinch pattern or something by Jerry Garcia? I shook this young president's hand in a parking lot of a public school in my hometown three and a half years ago. He was wearing a plaid shirt and jeans and he squeezed my hand while he listened to an old lady's question. I felt the spirit move, there was energy flowing from his karma to mine, possibly my imagination. The Republican response says that O's ideas are sucking the life out of the American people. I'm not feeling anything sucked out of me and am certain I would recognize that sensation. Call me desperately Democratic.