Inspired by John McCain's example, I have decided to put country first and suspend this blog until Congress passes legislation to solve the nation's credit crisis.

I will continue posting as usual, but I will not think of my entries as “posts” — I will think of them as “Freedom Bulletins”.  I encourage everyone to think of my posts as “Freedom Bulletins”.

If my “Freedom Bulletins” lead to a rapid solution of the deadlock in Washington, I will let the American people decide, in their own way, how to honor my sacrifice.  If they wish to place a small historical marker at the site of my birth, so be it.  If they wish to erect a full-scale equestrian statue on the Mall in Washington, so be it.

I am not going to quibble about such things at a time when our nation is in peril.