RIP Toot

A man acquainted with sorrow:

Barack Obama’s grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, 1 day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86. Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said Dunham died peacefully late Sunday night after a battle with cancer.

She dies less than 24 hours before he will be the first African American ever elected president.

A little Toots and The Maytals in honor of her life–she raised a good man:

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Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm  Comments (1)  
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