Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hail Hillary!

She did the right thing when she asked the delegates to the Democratic convention: were you in it for me, or for the wounded soldier, the single mother of autistic kids...?

That question has to make a voter sit back and think. And then, I hope, vote for Obama.

Update just in case you haven't been on this planet this week: Hillary Clinton gracefully and generously asked her 18 million supporters to vote for Barack Obama for president. She did it like a champ!

I can only begin to understand what it must have taken to do that, when I think about giving my new novel away to be published as some other writer's, just to get the work out to the world. I don't think I'd do it.

My admiration and thanks to Senator Clinton who did.

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Mojo said...

Giving away the rights to your new book isn't quite the same thing. The Senator -- I assume -- didn't give up her seat in the Senate, and can therefore still make an impact on the future of the country. During the campaign, now and in the future she was/is/will still be doing the job she's been doing. Not so much the author who spends (months? a year?) researching and writing and editing only to turn the rights over to someone else.

I get what you're saying, but the nomination was fait accompli, so there was nothing to lose and much to gain from her stance.

I applaud it no less though. It was the classy thing, and it was the right thing.

mamie said...

I keep seeing Bill's face, grinning like a possum then mouthing "I love you I love you" over and over. Do you think he was hamming or sincere?

Peggy Payne said...

Wooh, possum! That's a wicked comparison.

I think he was sincere. And a generally pretty emotional guy. Not that I've ever met him to know.

And Mojo--you're right. And anyway what could compare to giving away the rights to a book?