Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My heroine

Who needs those so-called motivational speakers you see on PBS these days? Strident and melodramatic, their speeches are all about how clever they are and how much applause they can generate. You can have 'em.

For true inspiration, here is the lady for me. Barbara Jordan makes her points in an intelligent, dignified, and assured way, but with kindness, concern, and genuine respect for her listeners. She is my heroine; wish we still had her here with us.

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