Michigan Mom Sells Handwritten Obama Note for $7,000

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- A 28-year-old mother of two from southern Michigan whose bleak prospects prompted a handwritten note from President Barack Obama promising "things will keep getting better" has sold the memento for $7,000 to make ends meet.

Jennifer Cline of Monroe received Obama's two-sentence note in January after writing him a three-page letter detailing her family's situation. The former pharmacy technician who has been unemployed since losing her job in 2007 also suffers from skin cancer.

Thirty-year-old Jason Cline tells The Detroit News his wife "cried over her decision" because she remains an Obama supporter and wanted to keep the note. He said the money will get the family through the winter.

The note was sold to an autograph collector, who hopes it will fetch $18,000.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 at 02:04 PM
    She sold the note for $7,000, but lost her house. Now she will have to pay taxes on the $7,000! Things are all screwed up.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 at 09:22 AM
    A fool and his money is quickly separated.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 at 05:19 AM
    Anyone else find it ironic that she had to sell the note telling her "things will keep getting better" to get by. Apparently he didn't mean things will get better for her or the average folk.
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