Lewiston, Maine Editorial: Barack Descending from Heaven (Barf Alert)

A few days after Barack Obama won the presidential nomination, I called my 7-year-old granddaughter and asked what she was doing. She replied that she was making a picture of Barack Obama. I asked if I could see it, and a few days later it came in the mail. When I opened the envelope, I was amazed by the picture; I couldn't believe a 7-year-old could draw such a picture. Tears were rolling down my face as I examined the beautiful picture she made of Obama. It is such a powerful picture.

She drew Obama wearing a black suit with a white shirt and black tie. She had his skin brown, and his shoes were a beautiful shade of green. She placed a pink halo over his head and pink wings. The whole background was colored in a beautiful shade of blue. She placed a huge white cloud below his feet.

To me, it was the most beautiful picture I have ever seen.

Barack Obama was descending from heaven. God sent us this special black person in the nation's time of crisis.

I could feel how powerful the picture was, and every time I look at it, tears of joy roll down my face. I have showed it to many others, and they felt the same way.

My granddaughter loves the newly elected president, and color doesn't matter. We are all children of God, no matter what race. Color shouldn't interfere. We are all human beings.

Madeleine Perreault, Lewiston