October 20, 2008

Obama's Grandmother Dunham

Senator Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, the daughter of a Midwest oil company clerk who, according to Obama
"taught me values straight from the Kansas heartland" — things like "accountability and self-reliance. Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as you'd like to be treated."

During his nomination speech Obama said,

"She's the one who taught me about hard work. She's the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life. She poured everything she had into me. And although she can no longer travel, I know that she's watching tonight, and that tonight is her night as well,"

Now, does that sound "exotic" or "otherly" as McCain and Palin would have unknowing Americans falsely believe?


Associated Press, "Obama leaving campaign trail to visit grandmother," October 20, 2008.


1 comment:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

While his references to his Grandmother did become grating with their over use in stump speeches, the words he spoke that you printed, sound like a man that knows real values are colorless and have no party, only loyalty to those who instilled them.