Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

What's the beef with Sarah Palin?

I don't get it. Why are so many people vitriolic in their hatred of Sarah Palin?

In the interest of finding out, I watched Cathy Areu on the on the O'Reilly Factor last night.Ms. Areu has called Sarah Palin "Larry the Cable Guy minus the class or intelligence."  Strong words, although mild by most liberal standards. But I wanted to hear what it was about Sarah Palin that deserved such rhetoric.

And as far as I can tell it's two things -
1.  She doesn't have to stand in line at Walmart and
2.  She made $12 million since July.

That's it. It occurred to me that Oprah also doesn't stand in line at Walmart and has probably made $12 or more as well, and yet I don't hear that kind of  ad hominem attack flying towards her from the left.  Come to think of it, Larry the Cable Guy probably doesn't wait in the Walmart line either!

So I'm still wondering what the beef is, because even though Ms. Areu writes her own magazine, she didn't make a very compelling case against Sarah Palin in my book.

Palin Called Female 'Larry the Cable Guy' - Video - FoxNews.com

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