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Old 10-03-2008, 05:12 PM
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Default Obama Issues a pro-Delta Queen Statement!

Hi folks,

We knew that Barack Obama supported the new Save the Delta Queen bill, but today he released a specific statement in support of the DQ. From the Herald-Dispatch here in Huntington, WV, comes this story today, with a Columbus, Ohio, dateline:

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama Friday called on Congress to support efforts to save the Delta Queen steamboat, which is scheduled to make its final stop in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

"As the last remaining authentic, operable riverboat in the world, the Delta Queen is a valuable part of our nation's heritage that we have a duty to preserve and protect for future generations,” Obama said in a press release. “As she makes her final stops in Point Pleasant, I urge Congress to support this effort to ensure the Delta Queen may continue to serve the people of Ohio and West Virginia for years to come."

The Delta Queen is one of the last overnight passenger steamboats in the world. Senate legislation originally cosponsored by Obama would extend the ship's exemption from the 1966 Safety at Sea Act and allow her to continue operating for another 10 years.

Spread the word!

cheers, charlie
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