Friday, February 13, 2009
More on Biden at Special Olympics Games
In Boise, Idaho, for the Special Olympics Winter Games, Vice President Joe Biden brought introduced Kareem Dale as the special assistant to the president for disability policy. Dale, as you'll recall, was the point person on disabilities for the Obama-Biden campaign. "He is going to have absolutely direct access to the president," Biden said. "There's a lot of barriers. We've broken down barriers before. We're going to break down more barriers....This is a civil rights movement. This is a movement to make sure that we guarantee that all peoples in the world have the opportunity to succeed to the degree they are capable."
Dale said, "I'm just humbled and honored for the faith the president and vice president have shown in me and I look forward to working with them." View Dale's campaign commentary here. For people who care about the rights of people with disabilities, he's a good person to have on our side.