It appears that the roots of February have already been "shaken... with a twist."
This morning, the New York Times has a story running that explores a recent video by the more cerebral daughter of the recently departed President George W. Bush... Ms Barbara Bush.
In the video, Ms Bush, who currently lives in Manhattan, comes out four-square strong in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
The text from the video reads : "I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality," she says in the brief message, sponsored by an advocacy group. "New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love."
Ms Bush ends her video with the words "join us..." entreating the state's residents to become one with those New Yorkers who are in favor of marriage equality.
The article continues, sharing what in retrospect appears, to me at least, something pretty incredible. The recent triumvirate of Republican Power... George W Bush, Dick Cheney and John McCain... all admittedly now in "decendancy..." find each of their daughters... Barbara Bush, Mary Cheney, and Meghan McCain... espousing progressive points of view that... not all that many years ago... would have been considered totally unlikely.
To quote her in a television interview... Ms McCain shared her believe that "it is unhealthy for members of political families to "paper over" disagreements on issues of social justice, merely to project an image of harmony."
Added Ms McCain... "I think it shows healthy dynamics within a family. We shouldn't think one way, and think one thing."
Concerning the younger Barbara Bush... it appears that she has been the fortunate inheritor of some of her Mother Laura's decidedly more progressive genes, and also, on her father's side... a goodly degree of maternal wisdom from her grandmother, the "elder" Barbara Bush... wife of George H. W. Bush.
As for the majority of Americans who also favor marriage equality... it appears that hope springs eternal.