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Community Comment

Introducing a Co-Host

Dave Laird has graciously asked me to help him with Community Comment. I am thrilled to be so honored.

I am a sort of shy, introspective, middle-aged woman (I follow the latest theory that 58 is the new 40); single Mom with two gorgeous sons who are little hunks and the light of my life. I am simple and quiet but have occasionally had a brilliant thought that I hope I can carry on here. So - let's start: How about this latest headline. We have heard from so many politicians confessing their sins - how about the spouses:

Senator's husband admits paying for sex
By Korie Wilkins and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told police he paid a prostitute $150 for oral sex at a hotel, according to a police report.

Speaking for the first time about her husband's acknowledgment that he paid for sex with an alleged prostitute, Stabenow told the Detroit Free Press this afternoon she's going through a "very difficult and personal" time and will continue to work through it with her family.

Question: In politics, are the sins of the non-politician spouse passed on to the politician?

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