Barbara Walters “Infatuated” Over A United States Senator

I love gossip.  And political gossip is always more interesting than the stuff one hears about the neighbors. 

Barbara Walters has long been someone I enjoy watching as she interviews interesting personalities.  Over the years I have felt she was made the butt of jokes far too often about her style of speaking.  After a short period of time the jokes were stale.  To her credit she brushed the rudeness off, and continued doing her work for ABC.  But her candor this week about a sexual affair with a married US Senator really did take me by surprise, and proves yet again that there is always more to learn about the faces in the news.  I admit to having problems with anyone who cheats, or becomes involved in such an affair.  Even liberals such as myself can be prudes…..  I still think that marriage vows should mean something, and that is why I advocate for marriage rights for all loving couples.

After three decades of keeping mum, Barbara Walters is disclosing a past affair with married U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, whom she remembers as “exciting” and “brilliant.”

Appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” scheduled to air Tuesday, Walters shares details of her relationship with Brooke that lasted several years in the 1970s, according to a transcript of the show provided to The Associated Press.

A moderate Republican from Massachusetts who took office in 1967, Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the Senate. Both he and Walters knew that public knowledge of their affair could have ruined his career as well as hers, Walters says.
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Open Letter To Barack Obama

An uncle of mine who cares about our nation, and the tone of our political discourse, wrote a letter to the Barack Obama campaign.  It struck me as one of the best stated short writings on this matter that I had read in some time, and as such post it here for my readers.

Dear Senator Obama,
        This is TO AFFIRM my belief in you at a point when so many are attacking and TO BEG you to avoid any Faustian deals to get elected.  Your dreams and integrity have won the support of many Americans.  To lower your standard to expediency would be to sell your soul.
        I believe you would not have stayed 20 years at your church if you truly disavow Jeremiah Wright.  I see him quite like the Old Testament prophets (and the Lord himself who quarreled only with the religious establishment).
        The longer I live (I’m 70) the more I believe the “average” American Christian is 95% American and 5% Christian–hardly loving God “with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and our neighbor as ourselves”.  I suspect most patriotic Americans would have supported Ceaser in Jesus’ time.
        Your commitment to practice justice and care has been blessed.  This stance is unusual in a climate of political expediency.
        I want the original Obama to get elected. He is the only one on the horizon who can inspire Americans to work together as George Bush promised in 2000.  I hope, if I have cause to write again, that I can address you as “Mr. President”.  May God bless you and help you keep faith.

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