1. Wendy L
    November 21, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

    I look forward to your column every week and count you among those whose voices need to be heard.

    This post disappointed me though. When you said you had never voted before and were moved to vote in this election, I was expecting a strong motivation. Voting for Gary Johnson as a throwaway vote seems inexplicable to me. You held Hillary responsible for the acts of her husband? Is that what you want for Rose, to be judged by what her husband does? I too have a daughter, who expects to intern in Washington next year, and I would not want her to be in Monica Lewinsky’s place. That place is ever so much more likely under Trump than Hillary, is it not? What difference did it make whether you liked Hillary personally or not? Wouldn’t she have made the world a safer better place for Jack than a man who mocks the disabled?

    Would still be interested in hearing more about how Jack is reacting to the election.


    • Carrie Cariello
      November 21, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      Thank you for your comment, and for reading every week.

      You make some great points, especially about never wanting our daughters in the same position as Monica Lewinsky.

      Although no one should be judged based on the actions of their spouse – assuming non-involvement – it’s difficult for me to withhold judgement from Hillary’s loyalty to her husband after the affair. Although it’s difficult to see inside another marriage, it left me with the impression that the Clinton’s were partners for political reasons, and Hillary’s loyalty to Bill primarily based on her ability to climb through the ranks over time.

      As for Jack, he is obviously very literal and was NOT happy with the outcome. He heard about Trump’s intention to build a wall, and the morning after the election he announced, “Well, I guess it’s bye-bye Grandma!” (My mother in law came to America from Italy a long time ago.)

      Again, thank you for your feedback. This election certainly has stirred up some emotions!



  2. Maggie Britton
    November 21, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    Hello, Carrie:

    I had to write regarding your voting. I, too, voted outside of the two parties. I voted for Jill Stein (Green Party) because I had no respect for the two main candidates. I was told by several people that I wasted my vote but I think the only vote wasted is the vote that is not cast (ahem). Anyway, I’m glad you took your daughter to the polls. That kind of experience stays with a person. As always, I love your Monday blogs.


  3. Kimybeee
    November 21, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

    I can’t believe this is the first time you voted either lol. But at least the election made you “need” to vote.

    I don’t care what your politics are and how you voted. As citizens of the United States of America, it is our responsibility to all those that came before us to vote and have our voice heard. If your candidate doesn’t win, well big fat deal! You did your civic duty and had your voice heard. You can gripe and nag all you want, because at least you voted!!

    I avoided the majority of the political crap. We don’t watch much tv and when we do it is usually through an app or Netflix. The newspaper gives me the opportunity to avoid the ugly.

    As far as Trump goes on making fun of the disabled, Trump is an ass hat and he knows it. But did you watch Trump’s acceptance speech? Have you seen the media flurry about Baron and Melania staying in New York for Baron to go to school?

    Many people, my daughter and myself included, think Baron is probably on the spectrum. Watch the video with the sound off and watch Baron’s behavior. I am curious to see what you think about it after observing it closer. I picked it up while it was live on tv election night. Hundreds of people on fb have the same speculation as to why Baron won’t change schools in the middle of the school year.

    I don’t think the Trumps are hiding anything, I just think it is what it is.

    So glad you finally voted and took Rose to vote with you! My kids loved to go when they were small and they vote every election!!

    And even here in backwoods West Virginia we have electronic voting with a paper printout back up system lol


  4. Janet 75 yrs young
    November 26, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

    After careful consideration, I could not bring myself to vote for either candidate, but I will always use my right to vote. I thought about it right up to the day of the election. I voted for GOD. Could not think of a better leader to get us out of the mess we are in. A little more praying to him for the world we live in would bring the change we are all looking for such as kindness without judgement, respect for all and last but not least love as we would like to be loved. Not easy to do, but sure worth the effort.

    Jack I continue to have hope for a better future for you and all the children under God’s care.


  5. Kimybeee
    November 29, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

    I just want to say that I formed my own personal opinion about Barron Trump before the big mouth celebrity went on attack in her nasty way.

    Not a big media follower, but not happy about the way this story has played out in the news. One acts like autism is a flawed child that is being hidden away to protect his “condition”. The defense acts like the mere thought is reprehensible.

    Autism is not a dirty word and a person with the autism or on the spectrum is still just a person. Love them all!!


  6. shopgirlanonymous
    December 2, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

    Beautiful and moving. 🙂


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