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Unity on Display at Tubbs Jones Memorial

By Shailagh Murray
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Presidential candidates rarely linger anywhere. But today Sen. Barack Obama spent nearly four hours inside a Cleveland church at a memorial service for Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

He had some impressive company: Former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with Sen. Joseph Biden, his wife Jill, and Michelle Obama. All were there to pay their respects to the late Democratic congresswoman, who died suddenly last week. Tubbs Jones was one of Clinton's most prominent African American supporters, an outspoken loyalist until the New York senator dropped out of the race. But then she switched to Obama.

The gathering today stretched nearly twice its scheduled two-hour length, but represented another step toward party unity following the progress this week in Denver, when both Clintons forcefully advocated for Obama in Democratic National Convention speeches. Obama and Biden will hold a rally tonight outside of Columbus, Ohio, and will take their Rust Belt bus tour tomorrow to Toledo, Ohio and Battle Creek, Michigan.

Behind the scenes, campaign advisers and allies continued to puzzle over Sen. John McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, an announcement that caught the entire political world off guard. The Hurricane Gustav threat added another wrinkle to the coming week, possibly interrupting the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

In his remarks at the service, Obama paid homage to the bond between Sen. Clinton and Tubbs Jones. "During this most recent contest Stephanie and I started off on different sides. We would see each other and she would say to me 'this is what it means to be a friend' -- and all I could say is, 'I understand' -- and that is a testimony to her and the kind of person she was," Obama said.

The Illinois senator sat on stage between Sen. Clinton and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, with Bill Clinton on his wife's other side. Michelle Obama and the Bidens sat in the front of the audience. Both Democratic primary candidates drew big standing ovations, with both Clintons rising to cheer Obama. After Sen. Clinton spoke, Obama rose to pat her on the back, shake her hand and kiss her on the cheek.

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), who endorsed Clinton in the primaries, spoke of Jones's actions in her final days to heal the Clinton-Obama rift, including flying back early from a vacation to meet with Obama in Cleveland. "Two leaders came together and they talked and she felt good about the conversation," Meek said.

Former Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio), a beloved political icon in Cleveland, first addressed Obama as he began his tribune: "Senator, I am 83 years old. Two days ago, you provided me and many in this nation the opportunity to see something that we thought we would never in our lifetimes see."

Former president Clinton's tribute included praise for Obama as he recalled a visit to Cleveland in which he and Stokes spent time greeting schoolchildren:

"There's a six-year-old who looks at me and says, 'Are you really the president?' And I said, 'Yes, I am.' And he said, 'You're not dead yet.' And well, you know, he thought the president was George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, a president was a dead white guy. Thanks to you, senator, no one will ever think that is the definition again," Clinton said.

As the crowd roared, Hillary Clinton and Obama both smiled and leaned toward each other, apparently exchanging a few friendly words.

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Who is going to mend the wounds of the American people when this "dog fight" of an election is over? When I read some of these blogs I sometimes wonder if the so-called "terrorists" should be more afraid and cautious of us as Americans. We should be careful not to practice indecency, primarily because we don't need a cause for anymore "hate groups" in this country!
I know, not a popular thought "but I'm just sayin"....

Posted by: EnSan Diego | September 3, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I've known Stephanie since 1992 and if you were not at the service, or watch it on TV, you ought not believe it to be a rally. The Post got one thing wrong - the memorial wasn't in a chuch, it was in the Cleveland Convention Center. Her church, Bethany Baptist, held the wake.

Second, there were more moments from Scripture, clergy, and uplifting choir songs that political speeches.

When Hillary went to speak and tried to start, by my count, at least three times but couldn't, that's not politics.

Stephanie was a wonderful Member of Congress in life. How dare you turn her death into a debate on race.

If you think Congressman Stokes "hand-picked" her, you must forget the TOUGH primary with State Senator Jeff Johnson, a long time friend to former Mayor Mike Whitel, the Rev Martin McMickle, a distinguished and gifed clergyman, among others. She was not hand-picked when she upset the old order of Dem politics in the county by being chosen County Prosecutor.

STJ was a trailblazer used to having folks criticize her. From my perch, rest well my friend; you've earned it.

Posted by: STJ Constituent | September 1, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I've known Stephanie since 1992 and if you were not at the service, or watch it on TV, you ought not believe it to be a rally. The Post got one thing wrong - the memorial wasn't in a chuch, it was in the Cleveland Convention Center. Her church, Bethany Baptist, held the wake.

Second, there were more moments from Scripture, clergy, and uplifting choir songs that political speeches.

When Hillary went to speak and tried to start, by my count, at least three times but couldn't, that's not politics.

Stephanie was a wonderful Member of Congress in life. How dare you turn her death into a debate on race.

If you think Congressman Stokes "hand-picked" her, you must forget the TOUGH primary with State Senator Jeff Johnson, a long time friend to former Mayor Mike Whitel, the Rev Martin McMickle, a distinguished and gifed clergyman, among others. She was not hand-picked when she upset the old order of Dem politics in the county by being chosen County Prosecutor.

STJ was a trailblazer used to having folks criticize her. From my perch, rest well my friend; you've earned it.

Posted by: STJ Constituent | September 1, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I've known Stephanie since 1992 and if you were not at the service, or watch it on TV, you ought not believe it to be a rally. The Post got one thing wrong - the memorial wasn't in a chuch, it was in the Cleveland Convention Center. Her church, Bethany Baptist, held the wake.

Second, there were more moments from Scripture, clergy, and uplifting choir songs that political speeches.

When Hillary went to speak and tried to start, by my count, at least three times but couldn't, that's not politics.

Stephanie was a wonderful Member of Congress in life. How dare you turn her death into a debate on race.

If you think Congressman Stokes "hand-picked" her, you must forget the TOUGH primary with State Senator Jeff Johnson, a long time friend to former Mayor Mike Whitel, the Rev Martin McMickle, a distinguished and gifed clergyman, among others. She was not hand-picked when she upset the old order of Dem politics in the county by being chosen County Prosecutor.

STJ was a trailblazer used to having folks criticize her. From my perch, rest well my friend; you've earned it.

Posted by: STJ Constituent | September 1, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I've known Stephanie since 1992 and if you were not at the service, or watch it on TV, you ought not believe it to be a rally. The Post got one thing wrong - the memorial wasn't in a chuch, it was in the Cleveland Convention Center. Her church, Bethany Baptist, held the wake.

Second, there were more moments from Scripture, clergy, and uplifting choir songs that political speeches.

When Hillary went to speak and tried to start, by my count, at least three times but couldn't, that's not politics.

Stephanie was a wonderful Member of Congress in life. How dare you turn her death into a debate on race.

If you think Congressman Stokes "hand-picked" her, you must forget the TOUGH primary with State Senator Jeff Johnson, a long time friend to former Mayor Mike Whitel, the Rev Martin McMickle, a distinguished and gifed clergyman, among others. She was not hand-picked when she upset the old order of Dem politics in the county by being chosen County Prosecutor.

STJ was a trailblazer used to having folks criticize her. From my perch, rest well my friend; you've earned it.

Posted by: STJ Constituent | September 1, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I've known Stephanie since 1992 and if you were not at the service, or watch it on TV, you ought not believe it to be a rally. The Post got one thing wrong - the memorial wasn't in a chuch, it was in the Cleveland Convention Center. Her church, Bethany Baptist, held the wake.

Second, there were more moments from Scripture, clergy, and uplifting choir songs that political speeches.

When Hillary went to speak and tried to start, by my count, at least three times but couldn't, that's not politics.

Stephanie was a wonderful Member of Congress in life. How dare you turn her death into a debate on race.

If you think Congressman Stokes "hand-picked" her, you must forget the TOUGH primary with State Senator Jeff Johnson, a long time friend to former Mayor Mike Whitel, the Rev Martin McMickle, a distinguished and gifed clergyman, among others. She was not hand-picked when she upset the old order of Dem politics in the county by being chosen County Prosecutor.

STJ was a trailblazer used to having folks criticize her. From my perch, rest well my friend; you've earned it.

Posted by: STJ Constituent | September 1, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

You can't pass judgment, you do not know what is inside a person's heart.

Posted by: susierr | August 31, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Democrat or Republican, I can't think of anything more vulgar than turning a memorial service into a political event. The memorial service is about the person who passed away, not self centered politicians.

Have they no shame? No, I guess not.

Posted by: Duke | August 31, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

May God accept the soul of congresswoman stephanie. I remember the part she played in my mom's funeral. She supported Obama even on to death. Obama, we all love you and your wishes for America. We are praying for you and your movement to the white house.Even my children remember you in prayers every night.

Posted by: Okey Billy | August 31, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Rest in Peace my dear sister!

Posted by: Jose | August 31, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't know where Obama gets off pretending like he cared a whit about Stephanie Tubbs Jones. His campaign and supporters did nothing but threaten her when she stood with Clinton during those final months. They treated her like dirt. Now the news coverage of her funeral always mentions Obama was at the funeral and it was "also attended" by the Clintons. Tubbs Jones was one of Hillary's BEST FRIENDS. Obama barely knew her. It reeks of pandering in the worst way.

And to all you Obama supporters using this thread to spew McCain/Palin misinformation: SHAME ON YOU. This is exactly why this lifelong Democrat will NOT be supporting this party this year.

Posted by: Really? | August 31, 2008 1:40 PM


So you're not going to vote for Obama because of US? and what Obama supporters say? that's not a good enough reason. You should vote for the candidate that stands for what you want done! If you supported Hillary and are a Democrat, Obama is the next best thing, McCain is the opposite of Hillary and of what she stands for. Please reconsider.

Posted by: susierr | August 31, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't know where Obama gets off pretending like he cared a whit about Stephanie Tubbs Jones. His campaign and supporters did nothing but threaten her when she stood with Clinton during those final months. They treated her like dirt. Now the news coverage of her funeral always mentions Obama was at the funeral and it was "also attended" by the Clintons. Tubbs Jones was one of Hillary's BEST FRIENDS. Obama barely knew her. It reeks of pandering in the worst way.

And to all you Obama supporters using this thread to spew McCain/Palin misinformation: SHAME ON YOU. This is exactly why this lifelong Democrat will NOT be supporting this party this year.

Posted by: Really? | August 31, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Forrest Gumpp | August 31, 2008 12:18 PM

She WAS wrong, so what? He IS QUALIFIED AND SO IS BIDEN! McCain will lead us into the depths of doom!!! JEEZ WAKE UP people, please! WE NEED OBAMA!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

May she rest in peace and thanks for the unity Democrats. We need all of you to work hard and make sure we don't get any more of the Republican lunacy in office. Mc Sames pick of the Ms Alaska runner up is an insult. Obama has garnered 19,000,000 votes that is 36 times the entire population of Alaska. YES WE CAN and we count on Ms. Tubbs Jones spirit to lend a hand as we take our country back and put it right. No Way No How No Mc Cain.

Posted by: Doris Mc Mullen | August 31, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

To all of the Anonymous people

What some of the people that know him best are saying about Obama Barack
Sen. Hilary Clinton: He's not qualifyed to be President.
Sen Hilary Clinton: He is to inexperience.

Thay all I have to say about that

Posted by: Forrest Gumpp | August 31, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Where in all of the blogs do I see any body paying respects for the departed.I did not know her but may she be at peace for her work here on earth.God bless

Posted by: Boots | August 31, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous | August 31, 2008 4:43 AM

EXACTLY ! Well said !

Posted by: susierr | August 31, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama gave an incredible speech that the GOP automatically jumped on, the people over at Fox decided that it was not that important, and the talking heads that Larry King had on a counter argument (great strategy by the way CNN) was even worse, but Obama did what he had to do, he came, saw and conquer, that was a great acceptance, I knew someone was going to mention that he did not go in hard enough for Dr Kings anniversary, he did not, but he made the point, you know my Mac does not recognize Obama's name, but everyone in the world does, this speech was watched in other countries around the world, in Sweden, Russia, Denmark, Kenya, Egypt, this man actually carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, everyone aspects him to fix everything, it is going to be hard, but with Hillary in the Senate, a few justice retiring (maybe) and the Dems picking up more seats, a little work in the House is needed, so Pelosi needs to get on her job, bring the troops home, provide care for them, fix the housing crisis, thats simple stop the banks from selling the loans, and have someone accountable for it and connect everyone to everything, that is what we are trying to do, at www.weconnecttalent.com

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Posted by: Raiheen | August 31, 2008 6:48 AM | Report abuse

Does McCain have something for "beauty queens?"

Posted by: Shelly | August 31, 2008 5:30 AM | Report abuse

I think that the Republican party and their religoiu allies are abusing our minds. Or, let me say being hypocrates. During each election season, They make aborting a big deal as though Democrates are the ones eager to kill. I am sure one of the reasons why McSame picked this particular VP is because "oh, we want a conservative, she does not preach abortion." The hypocricy here is that while they so concern about abortion killing unborn babies, they have forgotten that all killings are killings. Whether you kill an unborn baby or you kill an innocent boy in Bagdad, or you sign the death sentence of someone in Texas, it is all killing. Why is it that none of teh Republican Presidents ever solved the problem of abortion during their term in office so that they don't keep abusing our mind with this whole argument that this Democrate or that supports abortion. If they are serious about solving the issue of choice, let them solve it and stop abusing our mind with all these hypocriticl arguments

Posted by: Tyla | August 31, 2008 5:26 AM | Report abuse

NWNH, thanks for that analysis of Gov. Palin. Like most people, I'm "kind of" surprised by McCain's pick. But not much. She's easy on the eyes. What puzzles me though is the polling that claims McCain and Obama are in a close race. How could anyone who was awake these past eight years possibly vote Republican?

Though the Clintons were hardly better: financial scandal, extramarital affair, impeachment. That administration was almost as bad as this one ... if you don't count the botched war and failing economy.

Americans have come to see our leaders, both Democrat and Republican, have sold us out to the corporations and the lobbyists. We don't just want Democratic leadership. We want new leadership! That is why people embraced Obama and rejected Clinton.

There is a growing awareness among young Americans, especially given the failing economy and massive class shift, that multimillionaire candidates do not represent the interests of the average Joe on the street. Can someone who can afford to dump $5 million of their own money into their political campaign really understand what's it's like to be unemployed and without health care?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 4:43 AM | Report abuse

THE DNC ARE NOW HIRRING PEOPLE FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION.
- PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
- VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
- SECRETARY OF STATE.
- NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT US www.democrats.org

Posted by: JASON | August 31, 2008 4:29 AM | Report abuse

WHAT SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW HIM BEST SAY ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN.......

"He is a vicious person"
Former representative Charles LeBoutillier R-NY
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"An embarrassment to the party"
Arizona GOP state senator Susan Johnson
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"There is nothing redeeming about John Mccain...he's a hypocrite"
Former house GOP whip Tom DeLay
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"The thought of him being president sends a chill down my spine. He is erratic"
Senator Thad Cochran, R- MS
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"Hard headed is one way to say it. Arrogant is another way to say it. It's a quality about him that disturbs me".
Larry Wilkerson, former chief aide to Colin Powell
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"What happens if he gets angry in a crisis...? It's the presidents job to negotiate and stay calm. I just don't see that he has that quality".
Former Arizona GOP chairman John Hinz
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"His temper would place this country at risk...and the world perhaps in danger. In my mind that should disqualify him"
Former Senator Bob Smith, R-NM
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"I decided I didn't want this guy anywhere near a trigger."
Senator Pete Domenici, R-NM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

Obama using the recently deceased to further his political goals? You betcha!

Posted by: Thozmaniac | August 31, 2008 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Obama using the recently deceased to further his political goals? You betcha!

Posted by: Thozmaniac | August 31, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Do not think for a moment because you live in Alaska you commute with nature and are a dyed in the wool environmentalist.

There are even more residents in Alaska that like Palin, believe as fundamental religions do, that the environment is simply a tool to be used by humans to further their cause and ease their exixtence here on earth.

They hunt and fish with little concern for conservation because God gave us all these unlimited bountiful resources to be used as we desire.

She is in favor of drilling for oil in ANWAR. She promoted aerial hunting of wolves from helicopters. Almost any commercial fisherman in the NW has total disdain for harvest limits on the food they eat or sell. After all who needs the government to manage their lives?

Their perfect world would be hunting and fishing seasons that were unlimited and open 365 days of the year. Just as the Bible intended it to be. Shooting seals and eagles is actually considered a fun sport. Unless you get caught.

Don't need 4 more years of evangelists in the White House telling scientists in NASA that they are mis-informed. That the EPA is really there to license industrial pollution. And that endangered species really ought to be allowed to become extinct as after all, God planned it that way.

Posted by: No Way, No How, No McCain! | August 31, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

In some weeded gardens this way I write wakes the children, in other neighborhoods such words act as a lullaby, even then, at such extremes, such words wind down the knowledge of today’s newspaper page windswept against a hurricane fence, yet thank goodness there is at least a new paper today, and still our sturdy fence.

It’s funny then, how we argue against this or that, how lopsided and deformed the balloon gets after it has lost some air after a few days neglected in the corner after the birthday, funny how such extremes led us back to this porch railing to say “here we are, here we are at this porch railing”.

Damn it, even you, my hard-fought opponent, have been beautiful in moments, along your windswept years, even you have had moments of humanness, even you after so many wars have had glimpses of compassion, it is sad to think we have packed our bags so angrily, that at the first wisp of smoke along the mountain side we spew propaganda, that we set up military checkpoints to filter resources and information, if only it were you and I at this campfire’s edge, with two days of rations and ammunitions enough to perhaps push past the next sentry post, perhaps then, and only then, we could put a stop to all these class wars and ethnic cleansings.

Posted by: wcw, patterson nj | August 31, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Should we question McCain's judgement as Obama suggests?

First McCain attempts to beat Obama down for his lack of experience.

Then McCain apparently does a 180 on that issue by picking Palin.

Now McCain is signalling that he thinks Palin is qualified to be President of the US and leader of the free world since maybe her most important job will be to step in after McCain blows an arety.

He is telling us in his judgement, Palin is qualified to be the president. By picking her to back him up that is what he must believe if he is being ratioanl.

There is the possiblity, which I seriously doubt, that her choice is simply a ploy to get enough votes to put him into the White House.

But in his judgement, he believes she can do a good job as the President? Not just a temporary job till help arrives on the scene. But someone qualified to deal with Putin in Russia, the Iranians, the North Koreans, and all the economic problems that will require world compromises and agreements? Remember she isn't real keen on environmental issues such as global warming.

I would argue picking Palin is a bizarre move. In fact ultimately his choice for such a weak stand-in for his job will cost him some votes for these very reasons.

Posted by: Humpty Dumpty | August 31, 2008 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Palin is nothing more than an inexperienced rightwing fundie creationist cheerleader.


"Dermot Cole, a longtime columnist for Alaska's second largest newspaper, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, called McCain's choice of Palin "reckless" and questioned her credentials. "Sarah Palin's chief qualification for being elected governor was that she was not Frank Murkowski," Cole said of her enormously unpopular predecessor, who lost favor with Alaskans in part because of unpopular budget cuts. "She was not elected because she was a conservative. She was not elected because of her grasp of issues or because of her track record as the mayor of Wasilla."

Full story here:
http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/aug/29/palin-vice-presidential-candidacy-raises-eyebrows-/
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Posted by: Christy Willrett | August 30, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Just like with his decision to vote "YES" to pre-emptively invade Iraq, McCain has failed again with his VP pick.


The Anchorage Daily News samples some state politician reaction:

"She's (Palin) not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? said [State Senate President Lyda Green, a Republican from Palin's hometown of Wasilla]. "Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"

Full story here:
http://www.adn.com/politics/story/510249.html
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Posted by: LeeAnn Waters | August 30, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

to harold reimann: u r the reason some people like your parents should have used birth control

Posted by: marlowe | August 30, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not a black 'cause'... he is an American cause, secondly she was friends with Clinton.... you know friendship?

did you read the article before posting your ignorance?

Posted by: Rick | August 30, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama is sincere when he says he wants equal pay and rights for women, you can see that when he looks at his

daughters.

Michelle is an educated, strong woman, she is not an angry racist, why do stupid rumors get started like that?

Obama is for de-criminalizing marijuana, and spending those resources on the dangerous drugs.

He supports hunters and anglers rights.

He does not want to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Obama is the best choice NOW. He wants to bring US into the 21st century.

Obama is young and energetic, confident and he is a quick study.

Obama must win!


After hearing McCain's life 'revealed' on CNN tonight, I think he is a dangerous man, who has pent-up anger issues for

having been a POW for so long. I think he is obsessive and that he wants to put as may others in that same terrifying

circumstance of war. It's his subconcious revenge on the United States and everyone in it.

McCain is part of the "good old boys club."

McCain’s first wife, Carol was a famous beauty and a successful swimwear model, married in 1965.

McCain's second wife, Cindy was raised as the only child of her parents' second marriages and grew up in affluent

circumstances. Dixie L. Burd, who is the daughter of Marguerite Smith through a prior relationship, is her half-sister, as is

Kathleen Hensely Portalski, daughter of Jim Hensley and his first wife, Mary Jeanne Parks. Cindy McCain considers

herself to be an only child and does not acknowledge that she has siblings. Cindy Hensley was named Junior Rodeo

Queen of Arizona in 1968. She went to Central High School in Phoenix, where she graduated in 1972.

McCain's choice of vice pres. is a former beauty queen.

He must not win!

Posted by: susierr | August 30, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I am truly saddened to hear about the death of Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, she was truly a favorite, and I was honored to have an ongoing exchange with her regarding my ideas on a number of the issues the State of Ohio, and country faced.

I am a retired military analyst who now resides in Bavaria Germany and works for the US government as a security specialist. I guess because of this experience and distance, it was easy to share and engender our conversations with an outsiders perspective. Rep Tubbs-Jones actually listened and responded with points based on her perspectives and the realities as she saw them -- more often than not, we were of a similar mind.

In any event, while she was a person that I wish I had met in a more personal way, I am again honored, and a better person for engaging in the democratic practice of consulting our country's representatives. Representative Tubbs-Jones was a true and caring individual who has, by service to coutry and state, touched and positively impacted many around the world, myself included...

You will be missed and well remembered...

Alonzo sends...

Posted by: profitking | August 30, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

what are McPain's views on teenage pregnancy?

Posted by: who's the baby's daddy? | August 30, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

recreate 68? where is that fat tub o lard?

Posted by: Rick | August 30, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey Chartman...
If this lady only supported black causes (as you claim)...how do you explain her support for Hillary over Obama??
Thats right, you can't.

Posted by: Dallas Mike | August 30, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

As an AA female who grew up in Shaker Hts., Oh and who has experienced the racism and oppression in this city/state - I LOL at Chartman 07's comment - are you kiddingme? This goes to show the incredible narrow mindedness of this great city and state - I say great because our city and state would be wonderful if it were not for the people like Chartman 07 who embody the word 'rust' in the term Rustbelt. Believing that all of any race or sex is the same in thought word and deed stems from ignorance. Did I personally agree with everything Tubbs did - no - in fact I was not a fan - but to call her an 'Angry Black Woman, is like me taking pop shots at white people - it would be wrong and would speak volumes about my disposition. How many black women do you actually know? Or is it just the ones with education levels/economic levels higher than yours? It is time AA women stopped getting blamed for other people's short-comings and insecurities. Did you know that Michelle's first roommate at Princeton - who has since been remorseful - petitioned to not live with a black person? That is just one of the many incidents in her lifetime and other AA women's lifetime that would make one angry - but the majority of us are not. We are women who love our communities and families just like anyone other women and do not appreciate being labeled. We also have our own mind's - Stephanie spoke passionately about Hilliary - I did not agree - but defeneded her right to do so. Ken Blackwell, the former black Republican in Columbus, OH who supports McCain is someone who is not out of the camp you mentioned in your slanted comment.

My background is in PR - and if there is one thing I know for sure - that is how to feed the 'not so smart' people catchy lines of untruths that never go away - you do not have to be in the category of 'not so smart'. And as far as a person of a race benefitting from their people in office - well let's not throw stones - you might hit just hit Frank Russo and Jimmy Dimora - or have you forgotten how Italian Americans have gotten city office jobs, contractor jobs, etc. while others have had to go without - if you need a reminder I'm sure the feds would be happy to refresh your memory - something Stokes never encountered.

Posted by: angeladbarnes2006 | August 30, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

At least I don't have to worry about McCain's health any more! I mean, when he croaks in a few years from melanoma or whatever, we'll have the Mayor of Mooseville, Alaska as president!

What could be more reassuring?

Posted by: Q | August 30, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

I love the idea of Obama making the supreme court appointment of Hillary Clinton. Can you do that? What an amazing show of Unity today...Hope there is a Democratic Majority along with Obamas Democratic Presidency! It is time for CHANGE!

Posted by: to obama-junkie | August 30, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

obama's meaningful experience:

Posted by: blinky | August 30, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Ms Tubb did make it to heaven. I am sure. God, is merciful like that. But you can believe one thing -- she is already upset and complaining about the "white" colored robes. During all my years, in Ohio I can remember her fiesty, pro black, pro affirmitive action (for the blacks). Of course she was "hand-picked" by Stokes - just looking out for the black community. It is time that people put "the old days" behind us and look out for everyone - not just the blacks - not just the hispanics or the whites. Will Obama be different? Obama's wife sure isn't - she is another angry black woman [read Tubb], Obama's preacher sure is not different. Will Obama be able to forget the color he sees in the mirror each morning and look out for ALL of us? I want so much to believe Obama can. Doubtful. Too many people like Tubb, Sharpton and Wright and Jackson have taught Obama to keep stirring the pot.

Posted by: chartman07 | August 30, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

One less Democrat!

Posted by: Harold Reimann | August 30, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

McCain forgot the memorial was today. He is always forgetting things.

Posted by: jack | August 30, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

CNN VIDEO OF MCCAIN CHECKING PALIN'S A$$

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qUVQDmLf7s

Posted by: JACK | August 30, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Where were the Republicans ?

Was John in Hospital having shot himself in the foot with Sarah's rifle?

Sarah Palin's meaningful experience :-
As Governor 1 year 8 months O7 >> Present.
Unemployed 2002>2006
Mayor of a village with 6 Councillors and a total population 6715 in 2008. http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=51

It has to be a Hoax !! If not, John McCain
may need psychiatric help.

Posted by: Richard Donaldson-Alves | August 30, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a remarkable woman with a heart as big as her smile. I enjoyed her lively debates and display of passion for her candidate. She was an asset to the people of Ohio. She will be missed.

Posted by: Someone Who Cares | August 30, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I have always been an Obama supporter from the start, since 2004. Tubbs was a loyal Clinton supporter to the end and I commend her.

I honestly will say that I would love to see Hillary as a Supreme Court Justice, especially Chief Justice. Hillary is a continual fighter that we need not for just 4 or 8 years but over the next 30 years.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 30, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

She was 1) ___ , 2) ___, and 3) ____, therefore not worth his time to mourn.

(Fill in your own blanks).

Posted by: hah! | August 30, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Where was John Mccain?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

fuq that yatch

Posted by: who cares | August 30, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Shades of the Wellstone Memorial debacle.

Posted by: JakeD | August 30, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

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