Musings —12.30.2010 09:36 AM—
Lily Shang is a young friend of mine. We met through Liberal stuff, and I saw right away that she is a very impressive person. She’s a talented musician, an award-winning student, and a committed political activist. I last saw her before she left for New York City to start a new life. We talked about her career and the political future.
Last night, a Star reporter got in touch with me to ask if I knew Lily. I asked why. The reporter told me that “her husband was being pretty hard on her.” When I Googled Lily’s name, I saw why. And, this morning, I saw the resulting story. There are others, told in a gossipy, adolescent tone.
I’m biased, because I like Lily, like many Liberals do. But, on the heels of that story about the Harpers – and given that my family is going through something similar, with my divorce pleadings being swapped like hockey cards by two newspapers and OLO operatives in Ottawa and Toronto – I think a truism bears repeating. Here it is:
This is nobody else’s business. Leave her (and them, and us) alone.