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Mother tolerates son. Film at 10.

Posted at 3:06 PM on January 4, 2007 by Bill Wareham

IMHO, way too much ink has been spilled over the question of whether Rep. Keith Ellison should take his ceremonial congressional oath on a copy of the Quran. But I had to smile at this bit of reportage at the end of the latest AP wire story:

Ellison's mother, Clida Ellison, said in an interview that she
thought the controversy was good, "because many people in America
are going to learn what the diversity of America is all about."

She described herself as a practicing Roman Catholic.

"I go to Mass every day," she said.

(BTW, you may think I'm joking about the film at 10, but I'm not. It'll be all over the newscasts including ours. Whatever your opinion, it does stand as a historic moment.)