Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Maya Angelou for Hillary

Maya Angelou's poem plague near the City Lights Bookstore
in San Francisco Chinatown. Photo credit.

Wow. Maya Angelou, one of my heroines and a constant fount of inspiration, shows her support for Hillary with poetic verse in honor of Women's History Month:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits end, but she has always risen, always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.

There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But, to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy. . .

She means to rise.

She means to help our country rise. Don’t give up on her, ever.

In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country a wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety, without crippling fear.

Rise Hillary.


Goosebump scale: 10.

Found at TalkLeft, where Jeralyn also offered details from Newsweek about an Obama oil ad that's misleading and running in PA and other states. Funny thing. Barry says in the ad:

I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won't let them block change anymore. They'll pay a penalty on windfall profits. We'll invest in alternative energy, create jobs and free ourselves from foreign oil.

But he's raked in "more than $213,000 from individuals who work for companies in the oil and gas industry and their spouses." More details of contributions from oil companies via OpenSecrets.org. Click to TalkLeft for the scoop.

When are people going to realize Obama's talk is talk?

Rise, Hillary rise!