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Monday, January 28, 2008

Toni Morrison Endorses Obama

In her first Presidential endorsement, Toni Morrison, the writer who labeled Bill Clinton as the "first black president", endorsed Barack Obama today. Befitting her profession, her words were especially clear and emphatic in a letter she wrote to Obama:

"In addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender and something I don't see in other candidates," Morrison wrote. "That something is a creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom. It is too bad if we associate it only with gray hair and old age. Or if we call searing vision naivete. Or if we believe cunning is insight. Or if we settle for finessing cures tailored for each ravaged tree in the forest while ignoring the poisonous landscape that feeds and surrounds it.

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