The sad pattern of Obama friendships

posted at 7:54 am on June 5, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

One has to really wonder how well Barack Obama knows his close associates. When Obama finally put distance between himself and his pastor of 20 years, he claimed that the Jeremiah Wright who spoke at a press function in Detroit was not the man he heard preaching every Sunday. Now he claims that the Tony Rezko who got convicted yesterday on 16 counts of fraud and corruption isn’t the Tony Rezko who raised over $250,000 for Obama through 2004:

Obama has said whenever asked — and he has been asked repeatedly — that his relationship to Rezko, who had a history of befriending up-and-coming Illinois politicians, never strayed into official business. Obama said Rezko asked no favors and that he did him none.

Rezko has not raised money for Obama since 2004, and the Obama campaign gave to charity the donations linked to Rezko.

“I’m saddened by today’s verdict,” Obama said in a statement Wednesday. “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew, but now he has been convicted by a jury on multiple charges that once again shine a spotlight on the need for reform.”

Well, hold the phone for a moment. The timetable of the prosecution clearly shows that Obama “knew” this Rezko. The activities for which Rezko got convicted took place in 2004 and before. Rezko raised money for Obama for several years, the last of which was 2004, after which Rezko tapped out and got too hot for Obama and other politicians.

Obama’s association with Rezko coincides with Rezko’s corruption. Obama wants us to ignore the obvious and go away with the impression that Rezko somehow changed after their association ended, but that’s simply not the truth. Either Obama turned a blind eye to Rezko’s corrupt behavior or he didn’t have the judgment to see it.

It doesn’t work like that when a politician wants to sell his superior judgment as a key reason to elect him. So far, Obama wants us to trust his judgment despite the fact that he supposedly was ignorant of his preacher’s hate-filled sermons, directed taxpayer money to a Catholic priest who thinks America is the “greatest sin against God”, thinks William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and their “overthrow capitalism” rhetoric is “mainstream”, and now is shocked, shocked! to find out that his fundraiser and real-estate partner was a corrupt fraud.

That shows extremely poor judgment in selecting associates. Why should we want to see that kind of judgment applied as President?


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Its the sad result of moral relativism.

singlemalt_18 on June 5, 2008 at 7:58 AM

That shows extremely poor judgment in selecting associates.

Wait a second…that’s not the Barak Obama that I know from the media coverage.

James on June 5, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Apologies…should be Barack.

James on June 5, 2008 at 8:00 AM

I went to my “news” source, Drudge, and found no reference to Rezko. How extraordinary :) I was forced to remove it from my homepage. What a shame.

JiangxiDad on June 5, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Comrade Obama demonstrates he knows more about Black Liberation Theology than he does US history, customs and greatness. The sad fact is he is trying to be elected President of a country, not a church.

Poor judgement was a freebie, came with his Harvard liberal indoctrination degree.

tarpon on June 5, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Here’s the RNC ad on the subject:

I wonder how long it will take for Rezko’s book to hit the stands.

Syd B. on June 5, 2008 at 8:03 AM

The man has no morals – he’s a liberal and only goes on what makes him feel good not what is good.

I would hate to be one of his associates – he will toss anyone away when their sleaze comes to the front.

Very scary prospect – when will he throw away the USA as president?

Colonel_prop on June 5, 2008 at 8:03 AM

Ugh. I’m seriously starting to believe that, even if there is a Michelle “Whitey” tape, it won’t have any effect on the Messiah – he’ll say that she’s an independent thinker, the MSM will say she’s feisty and streetwise, and that will be that.

Priscilla on June 5, 2008 at 8:05 AM

Obama is either completely oblivious to the nature of those around him, worse than Nixon, or…he’s an utter complete liar. As far as I can see, those are the only two possibilities with him. Lefties, take your pick which one it is.

bikermailman on June 5, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Let’s look to the future. He’s calling for reform.

Now, can we get back to fixing America?

/

JammieWearingFool on June 5, 2008 at 8:10 AM

The other disturbing consequence of his continued belief that he must “unite” & “find common ground” is resulting in him becoming a slave to outside influence.

Now the head of BET is pressuring the Black Caucus to shackle him to Hillary for VP.

singlemalt_18 on June 5, 2008 at 8:12 AM

I’m saddened by today’s verdict. This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew, but now he has been convicted by a jury on multiple charges that once again shine a spotlight on the need for reform. I encourage the General Assembly to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent these kinds of abuses in the future.

I don’t doubt that Obama is saddened by his mentor’s conviction, but the rest of his statement is from outer space. “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew.” Deja vu, anyone? I could swear I’ve heard it somewhere before. Sure enough–the racist, anti-American Rev. Wright whom we’ve all seen on video wasn’t the Rev. Wright whom Obama knew for 20 years, either. And the outrageously bigoted Father Pfleger wasn’t the Pfleger whom Obama assiduously supported with earmarks–another form of political corruption.

Obama seems to suffer from a singular inability to “know” his most intimate associates. One day soon, will a “saddened” Obama tell us that the Michelle Obama we see on video is “not the Michelle Obama I knew?” Time will tell.

Obama continues by saying that Rezko’s conviction “shine[s] a spotlight on the need for reform.” Well, sort of. It certainly shines a spotlight on the inadvisability of committing extortion, money laundering, and so on. It may also shine a spotlight on Obama’s need to choose a better class of friends.

Obama suggests that Illinois’ General Assembly should “take whatever steps are necessary to prevent these kinds of abuses in the future.” Hmm. I think Congress (and no doubt Illinois’ General Assembly too) already did that. Which is why Rezko is about to serve a long sentence in the federal pen.

Earth to Obama: the world didn’t fall off a turnip truck when you came of age. Fraud, extortion, money laundering, etc. have been illegal for some time, just as, contrary to the conclusion of Obama’s speech last night–“this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick”–doctors, nurses and hospitals have been providing health care to Americans for a considerable time, and will continue to do so regardless of whether Obama wins in November. (powerline)

I wonder if McCain will deem Obama’s past relationships with the slime of the planet, to be off limits… Does Obama have (1) relationship with a “normal” type of individual, you know, like a single person that isn’t tied to some sort of criminal or American hating behavior?

Keemo on June 5, 2008 at 8:13 AM

“These aren’t the friends you’re looking for.”

James on June 5, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Also; Obama touted McCain’s record in the Senate as having been with Bush 95% of the time. This means McCain voted with the Liberals 5% of the time. Obama voted with the Liberals 100% of the time, while never crossing the isle to find “common ground”.

Will (1) reporter from the MSM call Obama on this bullshit?

Something needs to be done with the MSM and it’s failure to perform it’s designed duties for the citizens!

Keemo on June 5, 2008 at 8:17 AM

When Ahmaminnyman nukes Israel he’ll claim it’s not the same Ahmaminnyman he surrendered Iraq to for promises not to make nuclear weapons.

NotCoach on June 5, 2008 at 8:20 AM

It would be such a joy beyond measure to see B.O. get up there at the Convention in Denver to give his acceptance speech, and about two minutes into it have federal marshals step up on the podium to slap handcuffs on him and take him away. All live on TV.

pilamaye on June 5, 2008 at 8:23 AM

I thought Bill Clinton had a corrupt and poorly chosen Cabinet and staff, but I bet Obama will outdo him by a longshot. Remember the extremely high turnover amongst Clinton’s people? One after another would be embroiled in scandal or screw up royally or make him look bad (the worst sin) and he’d have to replace them. Based on Obama’s friendships and mentors so far, it’s gonna be an absolute nightmare for the country if he gets to pick who goes to Washington with him. Imagine a Cabinet full of Wrights and Rezkos. *shudder*

aero on June 5, 2008 at 8:24 AM

It appears that Obama’s sole criterion for picking friends is how much they can do for him and his career. Worked for a while. Ironically, those same friends have put his career in reverse and are pulling him down. Easy come. Easy go.

NNtrancer on June 5, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Heh. If a Michelle Obama “whitey” tape ever does emerge, do you think Obama will claim in shock and dismay that “that’s not the Michelle he knows”?

aero on June 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM

I keep expecting Obama to say “I never saw that side of him,” and then shift into some psychobabble about people having so many “sides,” and we only see the ones they want us to see…

Wethal on June 5, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Considering the appalling lack of judgment shown by many Americans, this isn’t a problem for Obama. People have decided that children are uncorrupted and therefore should be trusted. Ergo Obama is uncorrupted by Washington politics and is the “child” who can lead them to the promised land.

The problem is that the world is not interested in fairness, goodness, and righteousness, and we need a POTUS who has put away the things of his youth and is ready to lead this country in the most volatile time in our history since WWII.

Sadly, the best choice we have is McCain.

csdeven on June 5, 2008 at 8:35 AM

Racists! You all are just being divisive.
Don’t judge The Obamassiah by his judgment in his pastor, his friends or whom he steers money to. Judge him on his experience, er, um, on his, ah, ability to give a good speech.

rbj on June 5, 2008 at 8:42 AM

“Once again shine that spotlight on the need reform.”

Me thinks, someone need’s to shine the light of truth,
on Barack Obama,for it is Barack who needs the reform!

And at this rate,Obama’s going to have to burn a lot of
bridges,in the form of all these so-called friendships!

And,I’m wondering,are they really distanceing themselves
from Barack,or did they meet behind closed doors in Chicago,
and make plans as to what happens if Barack does make it to
Denver,then everybody lay low until the coronation,then
party hardy and have a toast of wine at their game plan
of the grand illusion!

canopfor on June 5, 2008 at 8:45 AM

Ed how many times do you plan on writing this same post?

This is like the fifteenth time, at least, we’ve gotten “Whoa, Obama knew somebody shady?! He can’t be president!”

If this is all you got until November, you can kiss McCain’s chances goodbye.

e-pirate on June 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM

How can they say buying a house on the cheap while americans suffered isn’t a business deal?

tomas on June 5, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Apostate racist pastor, shrew wife, criminal and terrorist associates… I know, let’s make him President of the United States!

Akzed on June 5, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Barry is truly the ‘perfect’ mainstream media candidate. He literally doesn’t know his azz from a hole in the ground. Perfect. Perfect I say. OB-whan couldn’t have found a better match for hisself.

Griz on June 5, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Hope for reform.
Change for reform.

Hope for reform to Change.

Change reform and Hope.

canopfor on June 5, 2008 at 8:54 AM

If this is all you got until November, you can kiss McCain’s chances goodbye.

e-pirate on June 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM

I suppose you have never watched a prosecutor build a case. And you must be blind to all of his other failings as well. He has already demonstrated that he is very ignorant about both economics and foreign policy, he trips over his own tongue at least a couple of times week and he’s a Black Liberation Theologist. Spot lighting his relationships only highlights his failings. You need to read the entirety of what Ed posts because Ed always relates these relationships to Obama’s stupidity in general.

NotCoach on June 5, 2008 at 8:55 AM

Ed how many times do you plan on writing this same post?

This is like the fifteenth time, at least, we’ve gotten “Whoa, Obama knew somebody shady?! He can’t be president!”

If this is all you got until November, you can kiss McCain’s chances goodbye.

e-pirate on June 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Well e-pirate, what does The Obamassiah have? Any experience? Any accomplishments he can point to? If the only thing he can point to is his “judgment”, then let us look at that judgment.

rbj on June 5, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Ed how many times do you plan on writing this same post?

This is like the fifteenth time, at least, we’ve gotten “Whoa, Obama knew somebody shady?! He can’t be president!”

If this is all you got until November, you can kiss McCain’s chances goodbye.

e-pirate on June 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Got sleaze-fatigue? True. You can get numb to their slimy behavior, just like you did to the Clintons. But Ed’s (and Hannity’s) continued attacks on Obama corruption are necessary because they slowwwwwwwwly reach out into the wider world, and together create a portrait of the candidate that he will have to face eventually.

Thanks Ed. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

JiangxiDad on June 5, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Sadly, the best choice we have is McCain.

csdeven on June 5, 2008 at 8:35 AM

I. Am. Stunned.

Hey CS. Hope all is well with you and yours.

techno_barbarian on June 5, 2008 at 8:58 AM

techno_barbarian on June 5, 2008 at 8:58 AM

A rare sighting these days, yeah, but not the first :) Perhaps global warming is wreaking havoc on his environment.

JiangxiDad on June 5, 2008 at 9:03 AM

This is like the fifteenth time.
e-pirate on June 5,2008 at 8:56AM.

e-pirate: Actually if this was a lefty blog,Obama on
corruption could be covered a hundred times
and Liberal’s would still be clueless,since
history making has left them blind,and ignorant
of this appalling behaviour!!

canopfor on June 5, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Thanks Ed. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

JiangxiDad on June 5, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Ed and AP, doing the work the MSM refuses to do…

Keemo on June 5, 2008 at 9:10 AM

Sadly, the best choice we have is McCain.

csdeven on June 5, 2008 at 8:35 AM

Agreed…

Keemo on June 5, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Maybe the world will respect sleazy Chicago politics when Barry is president. Imagine the mess when the Messiah/Mahdi throws Iran under the bus.

[email protected] on June 5, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Just how clueless is BHO? The Rezko conviction is just the canary in the coal mine of cluelessness of Obama…and happening on his big coronation day is just too perfect.
The War in the Democ-rat Party has become an insurgency and will continue through November!

el Vaquero on June 5, 2008 at 9:21 AM

A rare sighting these days, yeah, but not the first :) Perhaps global warming is wreaking havoc on his environment.

JiangxiDad on June 5, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Heh. CS and I don’t agree about much, but he’s got this one right. That said, I can’t honestly say I have a lot of enthusiasm for our choice this time around. I’m just hoping the Republic survives.

techno_barbarian on June 5, 2008 at 9:25 AM

The War in the Democ-rat Party has become an insurgency and will continue through November!

el Vaquero on June 5, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Sometimes I feel like sanity is the real insurgency; fighting against the tyranny of cluelessness and ineptitude.

techno_barbarian on June 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Obama is much like an addict, in denial, and needing an intervention before giving up certain vices. Cases in point:

Trinity Church and the false prophet Reverend Wright: It tooks several weeks of denial and excuses before someone stepped in and gave Obama the courage to quit the church cold turkey.

Rezko cash: Obama has “given back” Rezko donations on multiple occassions…much like an alcoholic claiming to quit as his wife dumps the bottle of booze she just found (all the while, the alcoholic knows full well he has plenty of booze hidden elsewhere, but doesn’t realize the wife will eventually find it).

ynot4tony2 on June 5, 2008 at 9:30 AM

Donate to the campaign the instant you get the feeling that they will actually use Obama’s failings as ammunition in this campaign, if you’ll pardon the firearms reference.

We need to see Wright, Ayers, Pfleger, Rezko, Blagojevich, Richie Daley, Michelle’s goofy ass, Saul Alinsky, Emil Jones, pictures of aborted babies, and the whole cast of criminals, social miscreants, and circus freaks on advertisements all effing summer long.

Hey, did anyone ever read this story?

Jaibones on June 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM

What is Obama going to say when Blagojevich and the whole sleazy crowd that IS the Democratic Party in Illinois start getting indicted and convicted, one after the other?

Wake up, America. This is what happens when Democrats control all the levers of power. They do not know the meaning of reform. All they know is how to gain power, and use the levers and money of government to help out their friends and punish their enemies once they get it. The public ALWAYS gets screwed.

This is what I would like to see this campaign become. Barack Obama is nothing but a corrupt Chicago machine politician with a fancy African name and a nice slogan. He is surrounded with unbelievably slimy characters, even his PASTOR for heaven’s sake. This is not “change we can believe in,” it’s a flim-flam! We should absolutely not be afraid to call him exactly what he is. Most of Americans do not live in cities controlled by corrupt Democrats, but they know what it means to come out of one of those dirty machines. This is how we get beyond race and into integrity, which is what Americans really look for in a President.

rockmom on June 5, 2008 at 9:48 AM

James on June 5, 2008 at 7:59 AM

That was the best comeback yet :)

Pam on June 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM

And now Obama wants to “associate” with Ak-mydumbjihad, Yugo Chavez, & Kim Mentally-Ill.

jgapinoy on June 5, 2008 at 9:51 AM

The Obama campaign should just get it all out of the way before the general election heats up.

My suggestion: do a video montage of all of these good people gone bad in Obama’s life and note with rising indignation, that they all changed under the dark clouds of the Bush administration. (Key music) but this is not the sort of change that He represents. This is not His vision for America.

moxie_neanderthal on June 5, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Rezko may have been convicted of 16 counts by a jury of his peers, but he didn’t commit a sin because everything he did was consistent with his values. You know, money and power are valuable, right?

How many sleazeballs (Wright, Ayers, Pfleger, Rezko, etc.) need to be exposed in Obama’s circle of friends to convince voters that Obama does NOT have the “judgment to lead”?

Welcome to the campaign of Al Capone for President.

Steve Z on June 5, 2008 at 9:58 AM

“Hmm. That’s not the (fill-in-the-blank) I know.”
Like global warming climate change, Hussein has created the perfect storm for his cover.

whitetop on June 5, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Neville Chamberlain: Gee whiz, that’s not the Adolf I know.

whitetop on June 5, 2008 at 10:04 AM

It appears that Obama’s sole criterion for picking friends is how much they can do for him and his career. Worked for a while. Ironically, those same friends have put his career in reverse and are pulling him down. Easy come. Easy go.

NNtrancer on June 5, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Unfortunately, Obambi manages to survive one appalling revelation after another. He has no problem rhetorically discarding the Marxist, Black LIberation, corrupt-pol stepping stones, now that he has almost achieved the Democratic Party nomination. In the eyes of his adoring fans in the media, he can do no wrong; he is unstained, even as he emerges from the pigpen.

Obambi will clearly do and say whatever it takes to realize his ambition. First he spends twenty years hanging out with anti-Semites and Islamists, then he turns around and tells the Jews he is Israel’s best friend. You can be sure that if John McCain attempts to nail him on his plan to dismantle the military and our nuclear arsenal, Obambi will suddenly become a defense hawk. The guy is slippery as an eel, a platitudinous vessel with no substance at all—unless the substance is well hidden, in the coffers and mind of George Soros.

If so, we may find out too late.

MrLynn on June 5, 2008 at 10:28 AM

We all know that BO is full of crap, period. It tears us up, right? What has happened to America that none of this matters?
I don’t trust him for a thing. I believe that he believes everything his affiliations believe in and if elected, I fear for America. But, surely is there not something to burst his bubble and wake up America that they are applauding a racist, marxist, anti-semite person(so it seems), who on top of it has no qualifications to run a country, excect to the ground?

Conservatives R Us on June 5, 2008 at 10:42 AM

Well, Obama called Father Michael Pfleger a “dear friend” in an interview a few years ago. I suppose he’s not the Father Pleger he knew back then either.

Right????

I hope this nation will take a cold shower when it comes to the Obama and history-making love. The man associates himself with vile people who very clearly hold no love for this country. Hell, he married one! How can we, the American people, elect such a man as president?

If anyone could send me into the political arms of John McCain – something I never thought would happen – it’s Barack Obama and the thought of the damage he’d do to this nation with a Dem controlled House and Senate.

Athena on June 5, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Unless you’re a conservative you’ve never even heard the name Rezko. The liberal rags are “mums the word.”

Griz on June 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Like I said last night:

This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew

This isn’t the Ayers I know.

This isn’t the Wright I knew.

This isn’t the Ffleger I knew.

So, Barack, does this mean you are a lousy judge of character? Running on superior judgment? More like running on empty.

Connie on June 5, 2008 at 12:51 AM

Connie on June 5, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Amazing how Chicago has become the center of the universe?

byteshredder on June 5, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Obamas issues have had one good effect-I can talk with my liberal friends without anyone getting angry-I don’t know anyone who prefers Obama over Clinton, so we are all in the same boat. They are stuck with “O”, I’m stuck with “Mc”.
My mother wants to write in Hillary Clinton; I said, “Go ahead-but a vote for Hillary will give you McCain.” She doesn’t care-she’s afraid of Obama.

Doug on June 5, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Liberal Reform.

Step 1) Govt financing of electoral campaigns. Personal donations will be illegal.

Step 2) Govt selecting which candidates will be permitted to receive govt funds. Personal donations will still be illegal, even if the candidate is not receiving govt funds.

MarkTheGreat on June 5, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Also note that, during the time that BHO was in Chicago he never pushed for reform. His opposition to corruption is purely theoretical, apparently.

jl on June 5, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Barack is a liar. It’s one of his biggest character defects.

indythinker on June 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM

What about McCain’s unsavory friends?

Kennedy
Feingold
Lieberman
Hillary
Juan Hernandez

MCCAIN ’08: AT LEAST HIS FRIENDS HARMED AMERICA LEGALLY!

misterpeasea on June 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Also note that, during the time that BHO was in Chicago he never pushed for reform. His opposition to corruption is purely theoretical, apparently.

jl on June 5, 2008 at 2:58 PM

It’s a Sisyphean task, and he probably didn’t want to get, you know, murdered. But to think he wasn’t involved in corruption is naive in the extreme.

Chicago Democrats and the Chicago Mob.

misterpeasea on June 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Obama’s association with Rezko coincides with Rezko’s corruption.

And Hillary knows that. She even brought up Rezko’s name in one of her debates with Obama.

Hillary’s Wellesley thesis (which she later tried to hide), was titled:

“THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT…”
An Analysis of the Alinsky Model

The Chapters were:

1. SAUL DAVID ALINSKY: AN AMERICAN RADICAL
2. THE ALINSKY METHOD OF ORGANIZING: THREE CASE STUDIES
3. “A PRIZE PIECE OF POLITICALPORNOGRAPHY”
4. PERSPECTIVES ON ALINSKY AND HIS MODEL
5. REALIZING LIFE AFTER BIRTH

Both Hillary and Barack are disciples of Saul Alinsky.

Hillary groomed Barack to become her VP.
Hillary got Barack his speaking slot at the 2004 Democrat Convention.
Hillary helped Barak win his US Senate seat.
Hillary’s plan was to play both the gender card and the race card against the John McCain and the Republicans…First Woman President & First Black Vice-President.
Hillary never realized Barack was her Judas until Iowa.

The Democratic Socialists are anti-war. Rabidly so. That’s why Lieberman lost the Democrat primary to an anti-war Democrat. And part of the reason why Hillary appears to have lost the Democrat primary to an anti-war Democrat.

Hillary is not really pro-war. She is, after all, every bit as much of a Democratic Socialist as Obama is. But Hillary was in office when 9/11 happened. She was forced to support the President and the war. Barack, who didn’t take office until January 2005, had the luxury of saying he had always been anti-war.

Red Pill on June 5, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Obama attacked Clinton on her support of the war. The only thing Hillary had to attack back with was Obama’s connection to Tony Rezko.

Red Pill on June 5, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Both Hillary and Barack are disciples of Saul Alinsky.

Barack’s first “job” out of college was as a “Community Organizer” in Chicago.

Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois – June 12, 1972, Carmel, California) is generally considered the father of community organizing.

Red Pill on June 5, 2008 at 4:26 PM

I. Am. Stunned.

Hey CS. Hope all is well with you and yours.

techno_barbarian on June 5, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Thanks. All is well. Our soldier came back for his mid-tour in March and was married. Her dad is SF and likes him very much. He’s lucky. I wouldn’t want a SF dude pissed at me while dating his daughter. :-) His unit had a pretty rough stretch through April/May, but everyone came through A-Okay. He comes home in December just in time for Christmas.

Our sailor calls us quite often to tell us how great the weather is in Hawaii. :-0 He goes back to the Gulf in January. What he really wants to do is take some revenge out on some pirates that operate off the coast of Somalia. They just missed the incident last year by a month.

Again, thanks for the kind thoughts and I hope all is well with you and yours also.

csdeven on June 5, 2008 at 9:43 PM