If you were a Michigan voter, and a candidate by the name of John Ramsey decided to throw his hat into the ring and run for office, wouldn't you want to know about his background? Since it is true that a man is known by the company he keeps as much as anything else, wouldn't you want to know that Susan Stine, a best friend of the Ramseys, committed a crime by impersonating a law enforcement officer on the Internet? Wouldn't you want to know that law enforcement officer was the chief of police in Boulder, the very police agency that investigated the murder of John Ramsey's daughter? Since our representatives should be above reproach, I think Michigan voters should be made aware that a confidant of the Ramseys committed a crime and was caught, even if she was never punished for it other than a stern warning. Wouldn't you also like to know that the candidate's wife, along with her best friend, thought it funny to call a journalist's (Tony Frost) wife and asked for Mr. Frost, trying to make the wife think her husband had a girlfriend? I'm sure you would like to know how the candidate and his wife did everything they could to avoid sitting down with the police when their daughter was murdered in order to answer questions that might give the police a clue as to the identity of the killer. Isn't it ironic that the police department that was faulted so heavily by the Ramseys for not going after an intruder refused to talk to the police after their daughter was found dead - the time it was most urgent to ask those questions that might have led to an arrest of an intruder, had there really been one. The police were left to flounder on their own with very little to go on - certainly no evidence of an intruder, but how would the police know what was intruder evidence and what wasn't? The Ramseys wouldn't talk to them. Wouldn't you like to know that your candidate is strong under attack? Would it be important to you to know that your candidate and his wife couldn't function after their daughter was murdered, and that's why they said they couldn't talk to the police? Other parents who have lost their children have been equally as devastated as the Ramseys, but they did everything they could to help the police find the killer. Of course. everyone does not react the same way in times of emotional trauma, but wouldn't you want to know that your candidate had a history of rational behavior in times of crisis? Don't misunderstand what I'm saying - I wouldn't be able to function, either, if my daughter were found murdered, and I admit it, but I am not running for an office that requires nerves of steel in times of crises, instead of a call to the doctor for mind-numbing drugs and alcohol. OTOH, I suppose there are those who would consider that anyone who could possibly stage a crime scene under the most stressful conditions without breaking a sweat would probably be a good choice to run for office where that kind of fortitude is appreciated. Ramsey also has a good history of making money without working for it. That's probably something voters can appreciate. They might ask, however, how many companies or other states he intends to sue and on what grounds if he becomes their new representative, and how much money he intends to bring to in for Michigan - money that could potentially lower their taxes. One might also ask if Patsy will be the one to make all his phone calls, since she's the one who does that sort of thing. I'm sure allya can think of other things Michigan voters need to know about the (potential) candidate John Ramsey, the fella still unda the umbrella. As the candidates are fond of saying, BRING IT ON.