Bob Franken

Shining example of Cokie Roberts

Let’s take a break from our society’s normal crudefest for a brief moment to honor civility. Cokie Roberts epitomized civility.

She was no pushover — far from it. When it was required, she was as hard as nails. In today’s nasty society, she sometimes needed to be. But somehow, she maneuvered through all of our disagreements in ways that were entirely agreeable.

Yes, I know: By now, you might be tired of hearing about Cokie from her colleagues and buddies. But Cokie’s life is a symbol of what it will take to prevent the toxic atmosphere from poisoning our environment. For good.



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