A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I Bet You Didn't Know This

Great article on awesome Fox News man Brit Hume. You'll find it at The Washington Post.

The subtitle is:

Brit Hume's Path Took Him From Liberal Outsider to The Low-Key Voice of Conservatism on Fox News
I had no idea! (Well, I'm only almost 25.)

I find this part particularly interesting:

On Feb. 22, Sandy Hume {Brit's son} killed himself with a hunting rifle in his Arlington apartment. He had been arrested the night before for driving under the influence, had tried to hang himself in a D.C. jail cell and was released after being evaluated in a psychiatric hospital.

It's a moment of truth when you realize what you believe," Hume says. "I realized I believed in God." He had been "a fallen Christian," Hume says, but "it was such a devastating loss I was thinking, 'How in the world am I going to get through this?' I had this odd thought that I would get a phone call: 'Brit, this is God.' I had this idea that somehow I was going to be okay and God was going to rescue me."
[...]
Within six weeks, he had received 973 Mass cards. "I cannot tell you how buoyed I felt," Hume says. "I thought, this is the face of God. I just got on with my life." Hume now struggles "with trying to make Washington political journalism consistent with an effort to lead a Christian life."
Amazing.

Curtsy to Kathryn Lopez at the Corner.

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