Monday, November 3, 2008

The Worst Timing EVER

Just one day before he will (probably) be elected President of the United States, Barack Obama has learned that his grandmother has died of cancer .
Madelyn Dunham, 86, was Obama's maternal grandmother, and she helped raise him for several years while his somewhat flaky mother lived in Indonesia. Obama has said that he was close to his grandmother, and credits her with "pouring everything she had into me".
How horrible. To lose someone you love just as you're standing on the threshold of the greatest moment of your life. No matter what your politics are, you gotta feel sorry for the guy.

5 comments:

Child Ish Behavior said...

I know right! If only the old woman hadn't picked such an inconvenient time to drop dead. She should have waited till after the election.

ilanadavita said...

Raizy: I agree. She would have loved to see him elected (if he wins of course).

SuperRaizy said...

childish-
Well, yeah. I know it sounds stupid, but that IS what I thought when I first heard the news!

ilanadavita-
Definitely. And imagine actually getting to vote for your own child or grandchild! Bill Clinton's mother not only got to vote for her own son, she was also the chief delegate from Arkansas who cast her state's votes for him at the Democratic Convention.

The Babysitter said...

that is sad!

Frayda said...

I agree. I feel so sad for him.