What's with all this hand-holding? Without naming names - couples constantly holding hands on camera while going to church or walking toward the presidential helicopter might be having problems.

- Hand-holding has become this cynical show of feigned compatibility, if lovebirds like the Marv Alberts, the Frank Giffords and the Dick Morrises are any example.- Why don't they just hold up a sign that says: "Look, no black eyes or missing teeth."

- It is downright refreshing to see a couple walking along a beach not holding hands. This means: A) They are comfortable with each other and need no public display of affection; or B) They are not in politics.

Los Angeles Times Syndicate