Friday, October 5, 2012

PRETTY IN PINK (Outrage Ensues Over Romney T-Shirt)

My new hero, Samantha Pawlucy!

The shocking story has captured newspaper headlines nationwide
and become a hot topic on TV
news and Talk Radio programs
 across the country throughout
the day – the story of Samantha
Pawlucy, the sixteen-year-old
high school sophomore from Philadelphia who was publicly humiliated by her teacher at
Charles Carroll High School
simply for wearing a fun and fabulous pink Romney/Ryan
T-shirt to class.

This incident only further substantiates the problem that I've been addressing repeatedly in various blog posts and print columns for the last year – the nasty, mean-spirited and intolerant mentality that currently is consuming Americans  – particularly when it comes to politics.
Whether her shirt was in support of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or Cookie Monster, I applaud Samantha Pawlucy. In a day when so many teens choose to adorn themselves with apparel promoting sexual promiscuity and drug use with pants hanging past their cracks, this flippin' awesome young woman chose to exercise her freedom by participating in the political process. BRAVO!
This is such a sad commentary on today's U.S. school system and society at large. Perhaps our teachers should be as dedicated to teaching, inspiring, nurturing and encouraging our kids as they are to the mission of dispensing "morning after" contraceptives – just sayin'.

And I certainly can relate personally to Miss Pawlucy's plight as I've also come under attack for sporting an equally fabulous pink McCain/Palin T-Shirt in one my recent promo photos.

In sum, Samantha Pawlucy exemplifies what's right with today's youth. If she was my kid, I'd give her a big hug, buy her a new Xbox and whisk her off for a fun-filled night at Chuck E. Cheese's.

Keep fighting the good fight, Samantha!

-Christopher Long
(October 2012)
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