The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm and finding Marizela

posted at 1:06 pm on April 5, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), LA Times reporter and blogger Andrew Malcolm returns from his week off to our Tuesdays with Andrew discussions on the intersection of media and politics.  The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss the top stories of today, including Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign launch, his reversal on Gitmo and military commissions for the 9/11 plotters, the end of the White House budget summit, and much much more!

The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on my Facebook page, too!

We’ll also cover the the case of Marizela Perez, who has been missing in the Seattle area for a month. Marizela’s case has a connection here at Hot Air, as she is the cousin of the Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin. Michelle is trying to spread the word through Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle. We want to encourage prayers for Marizela’s family, and also try to reach anyone in the area who knows where Marizela might be and ask them to contact the police.

The search has its own website now, Find Marizela, for the latest in the efforts to bring Marizela home. There is also a fund for the family to keep the search efforts going. Be sure to check there and at Michelle’s site for further developments, and keep the family in your prayers.

Michelle has updated us again on the case:

Families across the country who have been through similar plights know the frustrations of dealing with intransigent bureaucracies, chronic apathy, and government agencies with limited resources and politically-driven agendas.

They know what it’s like to be told that your family’s case is just “one of dozens, 30, 40, 50, 100.”

They know what it’s like to feel helpless, angry, numb, scared, and overwhelmed by the battle to keep a loved one’s case from sinking to the bottom of some pile of paperwork and red tape.

And now, we know, too.

Marizela could be my daughter or your daughter. Young adults who go missing often don’t get the priority treatment that underage children get. When they turn 18, law enforcement’s attitude changes. The lack of coordination is flabbergasting.

But your children are always and forever your children.

And I know all parents out there reading this would fight with every cell of their bodies to get their children back — no matter whose bureaucratic toes are stepped on, no matter whose feathers might be ruffled. No matter what.

Be sure to follow the links and do what you can to help.

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Such a beautiful girl. Michelle and her family are in my prayers.

Star20 on April 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

After reading on MM what they are going through with her up-date today, my heart aches so much. I will continue to talk to God on this matter daily.

letget on April 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Marizela could be my daughter or your daughter.

Still praying here.

fourdeucer on April 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM

…still hopeful.

Ugly on April 6, 2011 at 2:19 AM

When they turn 18, law enforcement’s attitude changes.

I am going to say something I’ve never said here or anywhere online: I broke some windows just after I turned 17. I plead guilty (the circumstances I will not get into)… first offense, and I did six (with good time, five) months. I turned 18 just after release.

But yeah, it just kinda matters who you’re dealing with, I guess.

Sending much love & prayers still

Ugly on April 6, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Why do you keep using these wretched photos of her??

leftnomore on April 6, 2011 at 2:32 AM

Wretched? WTF

Ugly on April 6, 2011 at 4:31 AM

leftnomore? Do I need to spell it out … this young beautiful women is missing. You know get as many photos out there. Yes WTF!!!!

She is in my thoughts.

peterargus on April 6, 2011 at 9:10 AM

How sad.
However, please note, very often, it takes a Personal tragedy to make an outspoken person suddenly reflective upon everyone’s need for a responsible and functioning government.
I hope they find the young lady well.
So to recap, from Libertarian to Republican after 9/11 to person pleading for a functioning effective government after a horrific family matter.

Observation on April 6, 2011 at 2:48 PM