That's what the subject line in my inbox read, anyway. And I open it and see it's from Barbra Streisand! She likes me a lot, I know because she emailed me about her change...I'm not sure I can support this, but I can try and talk her out of it. Don't do it, Barbra, noooooo!
Reading it has confused me a little. I realize she doesn't mean 'the' change. And so then I'm confused again. I think maybe she's running and I think "I'll be a pickle on a fishing line...I didn't know that!" But I continue and I see that aha...she just confused me, she's not running, she's not the democrats, when she said "I want to beat the Republicans....and I have never wanted to win so badly.." she probably didn't mean that literally. Babs? Right?
And given that everyone gets confused here and again, I'll give it to her. Like Courtney Love. I remember when she said this: I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbra Streisand.
I mean, just the other day I woke up and I was Billy Graham. Life's like that. So if Babs says she wants to win, she just woke up that day and was the democratic candidate for President.
I feel her sincerity, and I don't judge that. I'm all over following what you believe in and misguided or not, Babs believes in
hanging onto Bill standing with Hillary. You're cool with this, Hillary, right?
Below is the letter she wrote ME in its entirety. Making history is what it's all about, after all, and she included me. I think it's clear she likes my style. I didn't know I help Hillary make history, but you know, it's the humbles ones are always the last to learn.
I want to beat the Republicans in 2008. I'm like you -- I'm ready for change. In all the time I have worked to help elect Democrats, I have never wanted to win an election as badly as this one.
I want a president who is principled, strong, and ready to lead from day one. That's why I'm joining Hillary's campaign -- because I think she has what it takes to beat the Republicans and to be a great president.
Although I'm proud to help her make history, I'm not supporting Hillary only because she's a woman. I'm supporting her because she's the most experienced candidate and will give us the leadership we need to move our country forward again. I know you feel as strongly as I do about winning in 2008 because you've been with Hillary every step of the way. She is relying on you to help her win. I want to join her in thanking you for everything you are doing to help Hillary make history. I am so proud to do everything I can to help her too.