My buddy Chez posted this link late yesterday. When I followed it, I was immediately struck by the contrast in the tone of voice used by the correspondents. And I thought further about the fact that one of these two writers will be the person representing this country in correspondence with other world leaders.
I thought back to one of our favorite lines from the 1969 film, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," where -- speaking of the chemistry teacher -- Miss Brodie observes, "She has the power to destroy us all."
While I'm admittedly biased, it wasn't difficult to determine which of these two Senators I'd like to see as President writing to a peer who "has the power to destroy us all."
Since, like many of you, I was raised to believe there are [at least] two sides to every story, I decided to write to Senator McCain to hear what he has to say about the letters.
Dear Senator McCain,
Someone referred me to this website: http://obama.senate.gov/letter/060206-sen_obama_and_sen_mccain_exchange_letters_on_ethics_reform/
Please let me know if this correspondence actually occurred or if this is something that has been fabricated. A prompt email reply would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely yours, Nancy [Near Philadelphia]
You may want to write him yourself and, if so, here's how.
Or you can just wait and see if he gets back to me. Be assured that I'll share his response. If any.