President Obama has purchased a $30,000 ring to give his wife Michelle as a thank you gift on inauguration day.
It's made of rhodium, the world's most expensive metal, and encrusted with diamonds.
While I remain a cynic at heart, I was so happy to read about this gesture made by a man who loves his wife and knows how to demonstrate it with an eternal keepsake like this ring.
Of course the unwashed masses have criticised the purchase, saying the money should have gone to charity and other petty things, but I disagree.
The ring will become a part of American history as a symbol of so many things that are right about the President and his wife and family.
Imagine the example he's setting for all men, Black men in particular. His daughters are growing up in a stable, loving home and will seek out husbands or other mates who meet the standards they were reared in.
The ring reminds me that we have a new president who's obviously loving, well loved and in a passionate relationship.
I think a person who's sexually and emotionally satisfied at home is less likely to go to the office frustrated and angry and take it out on others, like Bush did in his thirst for war.
Who knows, maybe Bush and Laura are still gettin' it on, but it looks to me like their marriage is bland at best. I know we've never read about any romantic gestures Bush has made toward Laura.
With this symbolic ring, Obama has shown us he's taking care of business in his marriage. That bodes well for him taking care of business in the White House, too.