Monday, June 22, 2009

To the Finish Line

The video is everywhere and the news has been around since 1992, but how pops Redmond helps son Derek to the Olympic finish line in Barcelona after the younger blows out a hamstring brings a chill and a tear every time it's viewed.

It's not that dads don't do that every day or in many ways, it's just that most of the moments aren't so public, even when the father is as prominent as a former vice presidential candidate. And, sad as it is to say, that's the father gig: Help and move aside.

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