Vice President-elect Joe Biden basked in the presence of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:
Since the race is over, no one pays attention to me at all. So maybe you will walk outside with me or something later and say hello to me.
Obama is showing his former rivals lots of love. He named Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state. Earlier, he extended a hand of bipartisanship to Sen. John McCain and pardoned the backstabbing Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
Now, some are wondering when Obama will show Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. some love.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, wrote:
From all outward appearances, Rev. Jackson seems to be persona non grata to the Obama team. So while Clinton, Lieberman and even McCain have been forgiven for their campaign behavior, there appears to be no forgiveness for Jackson.
And it is important for him to be open to meeting with, among others, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Such a meeting would signal respect, magnanimity, and the open spirit that has welcomed Clinton and Lieberman to the Obama team. While the success of the Obama administration does not depend on a meeting with Jackson, it sends an important signal to a sector of our nation that supported this president-elect. Why not reach out to Rev. Jackson and, by extension, to the Black left?