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Monday, February 1, 2010

Henrietta could have Asked Obama to Fill up the Gas Tank Too!

In spite of the frequent playing of politics in the nation's capitol, every now and again someone comes out a winner. That's exactly what happened to Henrietta Huges (photo) and her son living homeless in the Sunshine State. Last year, a story emerged from a Town Hall Meeting in Fort Myers, FL where [Henrietta] Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of Florida State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman’s pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.

The house, said to be worth $150,000 is in LaBelle, Florida the first home Thompson bought after law school. She told Hughes, “Just give me the opportunity to help you.”

Hughes broke down in front of thousands when she told the president that she and her son have been homeless for more than a year. They are living in a pickup truck.

On the flip side of the story, Blogger Michelle Malkin, in a story on her Web site said that if Hughes "had more time, she probably would have remembered to ask Obama to fill up her gas tank, too." Politics aside, at least two people now have a home of the 3.5 million this year that will be homeless in America.
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bjaxson said...

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