celyn100 (celyn100) wrote,

My neighbor knew him when...

My neighbor, Dean, from one block over went to school with Barack Obama. Last week the Tacoma News Tribune ran an article on him along with their fifth grade class picture with "Dean-o"standing next to "Barry" in the back row.

What I find particularly impressive is that, even though they fell out of touch after high school, Dean thinks so highly of his friend based on what he was like in school, before Obama was interested in politics at all, that he's volunteering probably 30-40 hours per week for the Obama campaign. This is on top of his full-time, regular job. That part isn't in the article. That's what I've seen with my own eyes as I've been getting involved with the local Democratic Party. Personally, I think that says a lot about Obama's character that his old friend will work that hard for him.
Tags: 2008 presidential election, obama
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