Friday, March 14, 2008

obama mama

"She felt that, somehow, wandering through uncharted territory, we might stumble upon something that will, in an instant, seem to represent who we are at the core," said Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's half-sister. "That was very much her philosophy of life - to not be limited by fear or narrow definitions, to not build walls around ourselves and to do our best to find kinship and beauty in unexpected places."

The International Herald Tribune has a fantastic bio piece on Barack Obama's mother - Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro. Read it and you'll feel better about people. A truly fascinating and courageous person. I can't remember which rightwing talkin nut was postulating that she was some 'red activist' from the '50's - underscores how absurd our media pundtry is and how lazy in their 'research'.

Image: Herald Tribune

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