Colleen Bellotti, meet C.S. Lewis

From CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity

The relations of the family to the outer world-what might be called its foreign policy-must depend, in the last resort, upon the man, because he always ought to be, and usually is, much more just to the outsiders.

A woman is primarily fighting for her own children and husband against the rest of the world. Naturally, almost, in a sense, rightly, their claims override, for her, all other claims. She is the special trustee of their interests.

The function of the husband is to see that this natural preference of hers is not given its head.

Colleen Bellotti, wife of Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti, proved Lewis’ words correct during an incident which is chronicled here by Oregonian columnist John Canzano.

Apparently Mrs. Bellotti was bent by one of Canzano’s columns in which he,

…reported and columnized about the two DUII’s her son [who’s on the Oregon squad] got, and his plea agreement two weeks ago, and the program’s decision to keep his suspension on the downlow… and Colleen said, “You’ve dragged our family through so much hurt and pain…”

So she did (allegedly) what any mother would do and launched a profanity-laced tirade at Canzano as the latter sat in the press box during last weekend’s USC-Oregon matchup.

Mr. Canzano’s account of the incident is truly beyond belief.

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