It is not generally my style to write about something that roughly 2.6 million bloggers will be addressing. The passing of Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, however, needs to be an exception. Her extraordinary career – rising from the secretarial pool to become the first woman executive at Bank of Hawaii – is clearly eclipsed in magnitude with the job she did in being a primary care giver to a future presidential candidate.
I, along with millions of people around the globe, issue heart felt condolences to the Obama and Dunham families. Words rarely heal the pain at moments like these, but they can soothe. I hope that you all find even the small solace that the kind expressions of condolence can offer.
Surely the population of heaven has at least one more citizen this evening.
p.s. to all of you extremist, insanely partisan nut job bloggers who have expressed gleeful, snarky, and mean spirited thoughts about this apolitical moment, I hope that you are eventually cured of your hate. And if not, I pray that hell exists and you have special corner to yourselves.