Maya Angelou endorses Sen. Clinton
I keep seeing “hat tip” on many Black Blogs so I am giving a hat tip to Jack and Jill for posting a video featuring the video of Dr. Maya Angelou endorsing Senator Hilary Clinton for President.
After watching the video, my heart dropped when there was an elongated scene between Sen. Clinton and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee. My first thought was, “There must be some mistake, Sheila should sue!!” Not only has Sheila Jackson-Lee endorsed Clinton, she is a national co-chair. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Thank God for blogs. I was hurt because I really admire Rep. Sheila and I am proud of her anti-war efforts. And that is why I am so confused, because while Rep. Jackson-Lee voted against the war, Sen. Clinton voted for the war.
And for Maya Angelou, I concur with Jill that Angelou’s performance just seemed well…weird. The video was solely about how Hilary’s campaign is great for women and Black women at-large with no reference to anything but her gender. And let me be clear, I am supportive of the Obama campaign and I will not attack any Black person that endorses any other candidate other than Obama. But I will pick apart endorsements that are devoid of context, policies, or personal actions.
And no, Bill was not the first Black President, nor will Hilary, (if elected) be the second Black President.
I just chuckled, thinking about how close Oprah and Maya Angelou are, imagining their conversations over who to endorse and why. (Oprah came out for Obama)
To my Black women, this election is largely in your hands, how will you decide?
Stay up fam,