Love the Rutgers Scarlet Knights? Well, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a way to help you express yourself. Just up on her website is a message board to back the team and slam Don Imus. "When our children are young, we teach them to dream big and reach for the stars, and that if they work hard enough they can accomplish anything," she says. "This year the Rutgers women's basketball team defied the odds and lived up to their dreams, providing inspiration to every little boy and girl beginning to pick up a ball or open a book. These remarkable young women reached the pinnacle of success and won the hearts of basketball fans everywhere with their grace, skill, and poise. They are role models deserving our praiseand our support.
"Don Imus's comments about them were nothing more than small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism. They showed a disregard for basic decency and were disrespectful and degrading to African-Americans and women everywhere. Please join me in sending the young women of Rutgers a message of respect and support. Show them that we are proud to stand with them and for them."