Show preview: Monday June 18 2012
First of all, I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day. I certainly did, and here are the two people who make me the luckiest Dad in the world. Regina and Ethan are a daily delight. If we as men spent every day making decisions based on the best interests of our kids (and I do not mean indulging them), we would instantly be better people. This, of course, goes hand in hand with honoring their mothers.
Speaking of Lisa, my Father’s Day surprise was her idea. I have no material needs whatsoever, so she arranged for another of my needs to be met: Indian food. This is a challenge, because most Indian restaurants do not have a kids’ menu. But she found one, and it also happens to be superb:
The Samosa Hut and Grill just off MacArthur in Las Colinas. Thank me later.
Okay, onto the Monday topical plate.
It’s hard to know how damaging the national security leaks story will be to the Obama White House. Those of us looking to his defeat want it to erupt beyond Watergate levels, while his protectors minimize it as a sideshow. The result will be somewhere in between, but closer to which end? If there is anything that sparks public distaste, it is the notion of an administration fudging on honesty. Remember what was always said about Watergate– the cover-up was worse than the crime. No matter how slippery the leaks story actually is, it will leave lasting damage if it is perceived that Team Obama is lying about it. And all of this falls into the lap of vastly discredited Attorney General Eric Holder. Not good.
Also not good: The White House decision to simply ignore immigration law to soften deportations in a massive pander to the Hispanic vote.
I don’t want to say I saw this coming, but Rodney King’s life always struck me as troubled. Maybe it’s because the only time we ever heard about him in the 20 years since the LA riots subsided were his occasional brushes with the law. In fairness, why else would we have heard about him? But his death at 47 at the bottom of his pool takes us back to his March 1991 beating and the April 1992 verdict that set lit fires of racial discord.
This is just for starters. Looking forward to mixing it up for the Monday show!
Finally, by popular demand, a Jake update. Here’s Dumb Butt at 25 pounds, up 2 pounds this week alone, mostly from digesting pieces of furniture and a laptop power cord. But we love the little monster, and he’s happy, so we’re happy.
Blessings all around, see you 7 AM Monday.