I've sat on this for a few days because, well, it was simply too angering.
Governor Jim Doyle came out over the weekend backing the Democratic presidential nomination bid of Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
Yeah, I know. A real yawner.
But one of the television news airheads had the audacity to point out on the air that the governor was flanked by his wife and "adopted son."
I can think of at least a half dozen reasons to skewer Jim Doyle for his conduct as governor but a stupid insult hurled at his family is downright inexcusable.
As an adoptive parent I certainly don't go around calling my daughter "my adopted daughter." She's my daughter, period. And I'm proud of her.
What would it be like if, say, a mother introduced one child as "my birth son" and another as "my adopted son?" You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see what's wrong with that picture.
Jim Doyle's son is his son and no modifier is needed. The nitwit who insulted his family owes them an apology.