Dear Mr. Jeffery,

On January 17, 2007, you wrote a blog post on The Guardian entitled, “Smokestack Barack could be a contender.” In it, you linked to my blog entry, citing me as one of those people who was “excitable in the extreme” about Barack Obama throwing his hat in the ring for the presidential candidacy.

Mr. Jeffery, can you imagine how excited — and proud — I am to be an American tonight?

Thank you so much.

All the very best,

Maria Alexander
Writer