Ed Team

Barack Obama on the death of Allan Spear

Filed By Ed Team | October 14, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Allan Spear, Barack Obama, Junjiro Tsuji, Minnesota, obituary

"I join with all Minnesotans who mourn the loss of Allan Spear. His evenhandedness, command of the issues, and ability to reach across the aisle and work with colleagues of both parties were legendary and should inspire us all. He was a man of great courage who served as one of this nation's first openly gay legislators. Michelle and I and the Bidens send our thoughts and prayers to Allan's partner, Junjiro Tsuji, and all the family, friends and colleagues who loved him."

-- Senator Barack Obama's statement on the death of openly gay former Minnesota state legislator Allan Spear in a press release sent to Bilerico Project.

Recent Entries Filed under Quote of the Day:

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.