I found this part of last night's Armed Services Ball to be entertaining and even moving.
It began with Melania Trump making the best speech of the day. Here it is in its entirety:
Thank you all for your service.
I am honored to be your first lady
We will fight. We will win. And we will make America great again.The mostly military audience loved it.
There is a certain amount of back and forth on the internet about whether comparing Melania Trump favorably to Michelle Obama is politically biased, sexist (overemphasizing her looks) or even racist. Now, Melania Trump is obviously a beautiful woman, as many also thought Michelle Obama was. But Melania also has an obvious grace, dignity and class that is quite striking and palpable. And that has nothing to do with politics or genes.
I'll take those three lines, above, over the last eight years of blather any time. And if you think the statement was brief because Mrs. Trump might have been at a loss for words, remember that she knows six languages.
Then the First Couple started to dance to the lovely Whitney Houston song, "I Will Always Love You." As is the tradition, they danced alone for a few minutes. Then Mr. and Mrs. Pence came out, followed shortly thereafter by their families.
But an equal number of unformed men and women from all branches of the military also walked out onto the stage. Two of them headed for the First Couple, where they proceeded to "cut in." And the others found partners among the family members.
The President danced with U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Catherine Cartmell of Newport, Rhode Island. Mrs. Trump danced with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jose A. Medina of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
I wonder how one gets that honor. It will be quite a story for their kids.
If you haven't seen it already, I'll think you'll enjoy this short video.