This topic isn't news, imo. We see it everyday and we've perhaps also been party to it ourselves. While I don't have children, I have a horrible sibling. I watched my mom make excuses for his nasty, cruel and in some instances -- illegal -- behavior, throughout her life. She died two years ago, making excuses for why he didn't visit her on her death bed. I, on the other hand, never made excuses for why he didn't visit her on her death bed or that he didn't even show up for her funeral, yet was sure to hire an attorney to fight me on her will. (He lost, by the way.) With that story as a preface, I can easily see why Cindy and George are pulling at straws (badly!) to defend not only their daughter's innocence, but to hold at bay the notion that little Caylee no longer walks among the living. Have you had experiences where you felt compelled to defend the horrible actions of another? If so, there was probably a point where you let reality consume you. And I'm betting it was a sad day.