Kerik Pulls Out and I Wonder
Former New York City Police Commisioner Bernard Kerik has withdrawn his nomination for homeland security chief. He made the decision after questions about the immigration status of a housekeeper-nanny he employed came to light. It makes me wonder whether I would ever be able to serve in a position of authority with our government.
As I write this I know of several first cousins living in the United States illegally. They crossed the Rio Grande illegally, traveled across Texas illegally, and are working in the DFW Metroplex illegally. Most of my aunts and uncles traveled through the Mexican desert, used tunnels, and crossed in California via Tijuana over 30 years ago. These folks aren't nanny's we've hired - they are familia! I wonder.
And you won't believe what I just did. I wrote another paragraph and then deleted it. The paragraph could implicate people. Isn't it sad, that today, I feel I can't write everything I want to about this topic?