Hillary: Respect for Rutgers

You have probably heard of Don Imus's insult of the Rutgers women's basketball team. (If not, here's part of the story.) Hillary Clinton has spoken out on the situation, and asks us to send a message of support to the team.

When our children are young, we teach them to dream big and reach for the stars, and that if they work hard enough they can accomplish anything.

This year the Rutgers women's basketball team defied the odds and lived up to their dreams, providing inspiration to every little boy and girl beginning to pick up a ball or open a book. These remarkable young women reached the pinnacle of success and won the hearts of basketball fans everywhere with their grace, skill, and poise. They are role models deserving our praise -- and our support.

Don Imus's comments about them were nothing more than small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism. They showed a disregard for basic decency and were disrespectful and degrading to African Americans and women everywhere.

Please join me in sending the young women of Rutgers a message of respect and support. Show them that we are proud to stand with them and for them.

I don't exactly consider Hillary my #1 pick for president, but kudos to her for standing up for the right thing. I hope other candidates follow her lead.

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