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My New Heroine: Ruth Lowery-Hawley

Reported by Ellen - April 30, 2008 -

She's a former student and current friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and she's a white pastor. What I loved about her is that she unapologetically defended Wright and Barack Obama without pandering or trying to cozy up to the conservatives. With video.

In a calm, friendly way, she stood up to Sean Hannity on the 4/29/08 Hannity & Colmes, told him that the snippets of Wright being played are not helpful, either in terms of revealing who Wright is or for a discussion about race. At the end, she even invited Hannity to go to Wright's church with her. He said he would. We'll see what happens.

There are plenty of professional Democratic “strategists” who could learn from this woman.