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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dear Mr. President


Amen, Becky. His supporters and surrogates, if not Obama himself, took almost EVERY word that came out of Bill and Hillary's mouth and tried to give it a racial twist. Many of the commenters on this site actually CALLED them racists. And as far as I'm concerned saying, "they're not racists but they're willing to get down in the gutter and use race to win" is even MORE of an insult. Someone who knows better and does something anyway is worse than someone who's just ignorant, in my book.

I particularly remember his mentioning Jesse Jackson after SC - no one seemed to consider that a wonk like Bill who's got all the numbers at his fingertips might have mentioned Jackson because in '88 he got the EXACT same percentage that Obama got, and that since he doesn't SEE color, it might never have entered his mind that he would be accused of trying to Obama the "black" candidate. IMHO, the people who said or implied that Obama can ONLY be compared to white people are showing a certain degree of racism.
About Bill Clinton
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