When you need something done, call a retired cop.
That's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I asked retired New York Police Department officer John Cardillo if he could help me turn out his law enforcement friends, families and supporters to honor the fallen.
His one-word answer: "Yes."
Our mission: Bring a blue hue to the People's House in Washington, D.C. — in the wake of the Dallas and Baton Rouge police ambushes — since…
"Dressed symbolically all in white (as though she were a bride or a monarch enjoying her privilege du blanc), she delivered a speech that was one part It Takes a Village and eleven parts old State of the Union speeches from Barack Obama and her husband. Her presentation was her usual hectoring -- she is not capable of speaking in another mode -- and one of her themes was the superiority of collective…[more]