The Ed Morrissey Show: Guy Benson, David Bellavia
posted at 2:07 pm on May 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), my Salem colleague and Townhall political director Guy Benson brings us up to date on the latest in politics. In the second half, David Bellavia returns to tell us about his new campaign for Congress. David first achieved prominence with his searing memoir of battle in Fallujah, House to House. He is running for Congress in New York’s 27th Congressional District. He is the founder of Vets for Freedom, a group which helped elect eleven Republican veterans to Congress, and the Warrior Legacy Foundation, a soldiers charity. A former US Army Staff Sergeant who served in the 1st Infantry Division, Bellavia was recommended for the Medal of Honor, nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross, and received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Conspicuous Service Cross.
Marizela Perez has been missing for a year.
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.
America’s Most Wanted is now on the case, too.
Michelle had an update on the case on the one-year anniversary:
Exactly one year ago today, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela (known affectionately to her family and friends as “Emem” or “Mei”) Perez disappeared from the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
She is still missing.
Those words form on the computer screen with disembodied disbelief. But my heart is screaming:
SHE IS STILL MISSING. WHY, DEAR GOD, WHY?!!!!!
The not-knowing is every parent’s worst nightmare. It brought normal life to a standstill for Marizela’s parents, Edgar and Jasmin. And yet, they have to keep living and working and praying for their only daughter. Because that is what they must do. Their strength and dignity through all the suffering has been an inspiration to me.
There have been no new developments in Emem’s case. No word from the police or the medical examiner’s office. No activity on her bank accounts or social media accounts.
And no response from the Google legal department to our request for help in January.
Keep the prayers coming.