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  •  I think there's a lot of denial in these cases. (5+ / 0-)

    Just because if you've been told your whole life that "X" is at best misguided and possibly evil, you can't see this wonderful kid you created in that light.

    Again, it's sort of a lack of empathy to assume he didn't want to know his child. We all have assumptions about our children and how they will be what we expect. Now a good parent gets past that and remains supportive, etc. And Portman has done that here.

    We all overlook the obvious, at times when it is to our benefit to do so.

    I'm not saying I'm going to run out and vote for Rob Portman, but on the other hand, I have some empathy for him, as I would for anyone. He's had his worldview set on edge. It takes some time.

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    by Magenta on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:01:19 AM PDT

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