Just this afternoon, I received a forwarded message from my long time deaf friend Carol Cordero-Bie who is now based in the US. It’s about a photo of President-elect Barack Obama’s I-Love-You sign waving the crowd during a Florida campaign.
Here is her message:
Obama’s support for Deaf | SignCasts
I have been receiving pictures from our friends in Florida — her and her husband have been going to see Hillary and now on to see Obama-Biden — she has been sending me some neat pictures — this one want to share with you.
If we want a President who will stand by and for the deaf — I know Obama and Biden are the ones — remember McCain was on the board at Gallaudet University and quit when the deaf wanted 100% deaf president. McCain does not seem to care nor see the deaf’s needs or wants. Rather than stay on to work through a situation or find common grounds — he quits, maybe little bit of temper!!!
This picture was taken yesterday 🙂
I am a fan of I-L-Y signs. I even blogged about it. It became some sort of a de facto symbol of the deaf.
This is the first time I learned that McCain became a board member of Gallaudet and had this ill-feeling about the deaf president issue. On the other hand, waving an I-L-Y sign to the public does not give Obama the stamp that he is an eager supporter for the causes of the American deaf unless there were real concrete actions which he did.
Honestly, I am not a fan of Obama because I find him too show off. During the nomination, I rooted for Clinton. When he won the nomination, I silently wanted McCain to win. But when I learned that Obama won, well, I rested my case. Let’s just hope and pray that he will turn this crisis into something positive.
Now, why the heck do we Filipinos even cared about whoever America votes? My answer to that is written in my blog post entitled, “When Uncle Sam sneezes, the whole world catches cold.” 🙂
PS: This is my 100th blog post. Just want to mark it. 🙂