Originally Posted by tdogg
Jen, you are a wonderful individual. Just remember, that what you do now is shaping the person you will be in the future. That is a constant. Even in difficult times, whether mildly hard or outright impossible, take a step back when you can and try to 'savor' it, because down the road, those experiences will be a part of what made you, 'you'.
You are a real sweetie, and a smart girl, and although I don't get involved in every conversation, I read your words and get something out of them every time.
I try to keep that in mind when things get tough.
Originally Posted by Emproph
And I just learned yesterday that should anything "befall" the president and the vice president, the speaker of the House, Ms. Pelosi, would be next in line.
Funny that you mention this, my family got into quite an argument about this. Yes, the speaker of the house would take over. However, it is only temporary. As soon as we are able to hold another election, she's out. Also, if she had to take over, she would have to relinquish her position as speaker of the house. So, after a new election could take place she would not be able to go back to being speaker of the house. She would be treated as a former president though and she would get the security that is equal to what Bush/Clinton/etc. get.