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13
Feb
13

Desiline

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Washington Post: When she set out to her local library in North Miami to cast her vote in the presidential election last year, Desiline Victor had no way of knowing the journey would lead all the way to the White House.

On Tuesday night, Victor, a 102-year-old Haitian immigrant, will sit in the ornate House chamber as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Victor voted for the president, but it was not easy. On her first visit to the polls on the morning of Oct. 28, the first day of early voting, she waited in line for three hours. Poll workers eventually advised her to come back later, and she did.

….. The whirlwind trip has taken Victor out of her element. She had to buy a coat, since a heavy winter jacket isn’t usually needed in balmy Miami. And here, she’s “Ms. Victor” instead of “Granny”….

But when she meets the president, perhaps the address may be less formal. Victor already feels a kinship with the commander in chief.

“I call him ‘my son,’ ” she says. “I feel like he is my son.”

Full article here

13
Feb
13

The State of the Union

12
Feb
13

The Rubio Gulp

Deserved a whole post of its own.

12
Feb
13

Photos & Videos: The State of the Union

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Desiline Victor (102) awaits the president’s State of the Union Speech

Read about Desiline here

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

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Sen. John McCain, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Lindsey Graham :roll:

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Ted Nugent

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The First Lady greets Hadiya Pendleton’s parents

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