A very personal message to my friends

This isn’t like the other tweets/Facebook/tumblr posts I’ve written.

It isn’t about the state of the American media–I’ve told you about that already.

It isn’t about money grubbing politicians, Republican and Democrat alike, who make up our incompetent political system. Nor is it about the greedy bastards on Wall Street who are their puppeteers.  Discussed all that in my book.

This also isn’t about the wars we fight that do nothing for us except maim or kill our sons and daughters and diminish our national treasure, but make a few members of the military industrial complex very rich.  No, this isn’t about any of that because frankly, I write, tweet and talk about those things a lot.

This is just a sincere, heartfelt thank you to the thousands of you who have stood by me and supported me these many months–those of you who email, tweet or DM me, who stop me at airports, in cabs, in restaurants and on the streets of cities from Tacoma to Tucson and beyond.  Thank you for your support and friendship.  It means so much to me.

Lastly, I wanted to share something with all of you.  A while back, I made a promise to my daughter Savannah that I would buy her a new puppy after finishing my book.  Well, I did both of those things.

We didn’t know what to name the puppy, so we decided as a family to leave it up to my friends on Facebook and Twitter, and you came up with the name.  Thank you for that too.

Cha-cha is her name, and here she is:

Again, many thanks for everything and best regards from the entire Sanchez family.



  1. John Abromavage says:

    Ugly dog but then again we have an ugly pug and 5 other dogs lol way to go Rick, keep up the good work and being honest unlike the republican/teatards or any other politician for that matter.  Keep standing up for us “real” people and not the fake plastic elite aka RICH greedy bastards

  2. Rick, I have really missed you on cnn, their loss is someones gain. Good luck in your future.

  3. Hi Rick,

    Your departure from CNN really was very distressing for me.  I am glad to see that you are again able to voice your opinion. 

    Cha-Cha is a very cute name.  

    Lana Johnson
    Bradenton, Florida