As far as I know, he's the first politician since the Civil War to recognize how deeply embedded slavery and race have been in our Constitution. That's a profoundly important thing to say.
Professor Paul Finkelman of Albany Law School, commenting in this morning's New York Times on Senator Barack Obama's We The People speech, delivered yesterday in Philadelphia.
& p.s.: baby quoted Faulkner in his speech. WILLIAM FRICKIN' FAULKNER.
You wanna win my heart forever? Quote friggin' Faulkner. (Or Borges.)
The Past isn't Dead and Buried. In fact it isn't even past.
oh, &p.p.s. The author of the speech that Barack Obama delivered yesterday in Philadelphia? Barack Obama.