Quote of the morning:
“You need to celebrate what [Sen. Obama] represents even if you don’t vote for him,” Mrs. Obama says.
— Michelle Obama in an interview aired last night with black network TV One’s Roland Martin.
I need to? Really? Or else what, Michelle?
Or else this: Delegate says Jones called her ‘Uncle Tom.’
A black Hillary Clinton delegate on Sunday accused state Senate President Emil Jones of calling her an “Uncle Tom.”
Jones — Barack Obama’s political mentor — denied using the racially loaded slur against Chicago political consultant Delmarie Cobb, but two aldermen who said they witnessed the Saturday night exchange back up Cobb’s account.
“Last night, I was called an ‘Uncle Tom’ by Emil Jones in the lobby of the hotel, right in front of [Ald.] Freddrenna Lyle and [Ald.] Leslie Hairston and [Ald.] Latasha Thomas,” said Cobb, a member of Clinton’s Illinois Steering Committee. “I walked over to him and asked him, ‘What did you just call me?’ ”
The embarrassing flap came on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, which will open tonight with a string of Chicago speakers talking about Obama’s life story. Jones is often referred to as Obama’s “political godfather.”
Or else…you’re children will be endangered!
Or else…our souls will be forever broken.