Monday, April 21, 2008

Maya Angelou on Hillary

I just learned of this yesterday.
The line about living without sanctimonious piety sounds mighty refreshing.

State Package for Hillary Clinton

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may tread me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I'll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits' end, but she has always risen, always risen, don't forget she has always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.
There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you're born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies. Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to be what it can become.

She declares she wants to see more smiles in the family, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. She is the prayer of every woman and man who longs for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She means to rise.

Don't give up on Hillary. In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country the wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety and without crippling fear.

Rise, Hillary.



  1. i saw her saying that on tv yesterday. she is an awsome woman. i felt bad tho because she looked frail.

  2. They may still have some Rise Hillary Rise T-shirts down at Hillary HQ -$5!:

    Pittsburgh for Hillary HQ
    213 Smithfield Street (2nd Floor)
    Pittsburgh PA 15222

  3. As a woman who danced with such hope at Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball, they just wore me out. I voted for Bill because of Hillary. It was she who won me over.
    But after all these years, I’m tired.
    I’m just tired of the dirty politics. After time, I gave up on her.

    It’s laughable that Hillary Clinton is used in the same sentence with the words fair play. I don’t think she has played fair a day in her life.
    I do think she will win the nomination though.
    That’s how they operate, she will rise from the dirt. The dirt that she creates