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Benefit of the Doubt.

I’ve got a boss at work that has a truly decent policy:  give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I think it is a generous and appropriate way to live one’s life.

That’s why it incensed me when folks made such a big deal out of Melania Trump’s plagerizing the speech Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 DNC.   She used a lot of the same phrasing and verbiage in one section of her speech and immediately, the “gotcha” game started.

I want to ask this of those who are jumping all over Melania:  does it really hurt anyone? If anything, the First Lady should be flattered and when you think about it, it is kind of ironic, but still.  Really?

Don’t we have far more important things going on in our lives and in our nation than to worry about that?  I could see if it was the candidate himself, but it wasn’t. So let’s just turn up the civility thermostat here, shall we?