I had to marvel at the coverage of the Amanda Knox story coming out of Italy. It seems Justice has been served with her release after evidence that was used against her was proven to be tainted and worthless. The case involved murder and sex.
I have been wondering if she would be walking into freedom if she had been an obese black or brown woman. Undoubtedly she was very attractive and the press loved showing her beauty. I ask this question because of the grief Governor Christie is taking on his girth and whether it would hurt his running for president. Of course it will hurt him because in this country if you are fat then you are damaged goods. I will always bet on the tall slender candidate to win. Everytime.
I remember right after I was elected Mayor in Albuquerque that one city councillor, Alan Armijo, walked up to me and said, "Hello Chubby." I tried to get along with him after that. I really did. (I defeated a shorter person than me.)
I leave today for Philadelphia for a meeting of the Wyss Foundation Board. Then a quick trip up to New York to meet up with Bobbi and see my son and his family. Our new grandchild is just days away from walking and we hope to be there when he takes his first step.