Welcome to February, known for the birthdays of two of our most beloved and admired presidents and for Saint Valentine's Day. George Washington, the father of our country was "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Abraham Lincoln fought to preserve the union and delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Both were revered for their honesty and integrity.
Valentine's Day celebrates the love that people share and has become an indispensable holiday for the flower, candy, greeting card and restaurant industries. It's also helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil (shared bodily warmth). As an unusually cold and snowy winter continues to assail much of the country, let's celebrate the three pillars of Honesty, Integrity and Love. That's a foundation that can support a lot of weight. And now February's 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll results:
Only 9 percent of Americans think that WikiLeaks is a good thing. Twenty three percent think that it is destructive but legal and 22 percent think it is treasonous. But despite being prominently in the news for weeks for leaking classified documents from The State Department, and worse, for an organization that depends on notoriety to ply its trade, 42 percent of Americans aren't sure what WikiLeaks is.