Monday, January 28, 2008

Is this woman a traitor, too?

Obama picked up another endorsement from a well-known woman.

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has endorsed Obama.

For those who did not know or have forgotten, Morrison is the person who first called Bill Clinton our "first black President."

From the AP article:
Morrison, whose acclaimed novels such as "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon" usually concentrate of the lives of black women, said she has admired Clinton for years because of her knowledge and mastery of politics, but then dismissed that experience in favor of Obama's vision.

"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.

"Wisdom is a gift; you can't train for it, inherit it, learn it in a class, or earn it in the workplace — that access can foster the acquisition of knowledge, but not wisdom," Morrison wrote.
So does this mean that Morrison, like Oprah, is also a traitor to women? Or could it be that maybe--just maybe--Morrison is looking past gender and race?


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