Thanks to Ramblin Ed for this great post about Beverly Young. She is the wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Florida. We could use more people like her for sure. The article can be found here, but as Ed states, who knows for how long.
Mrs Young is a live wire.
"This is not how congressional wives are supposed to act. They are not supposed to curse at Pentagon officials, write angry letters to President Bush or say that members of Congress take bribes."
"But Beverly Young, the wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Indian Shores, doesn't play by those rules. Spend a day with her visiting wounded Marines at the National Naval Medical Center and you'll hear a few expletives. When she sees a photograph of a former hospital official, Beverly says: "See this b----? If she were here, I'd deck her."
".. compassion for the Marines who lie in the surgical ward, wincing from their injuries. Many have had arms or legs amputated. She holds their hands and tells each of them, "We love you, Marine." She asks one if he needs chewing tobacco or whiskey. She slips $200 to the fiancee of another."
If you read one article today, make it this one. It is that good. Both politcal parties need slapped when it comes to our vets. Yes, we need more Beverly Youngs in the world. I just emailed my Reps and you should too.