I saw a story today (see link below) where Obama wrote his daughters expressing his regrets as a father. Of course, if he was sincere such a letter would be private and not sent to the media. However, it is not unusual for politicians to use their children as political props.
This story reminded me of why I loathe the big three guilt holidays – Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. All of these holidays are based on manipulation of what should be private emotions.