Becomes a Representative and meets a bigot on the floor all in one day:
(h/t Daily Muck)
You can see Kucinich is there giving Ellison some moral support as he walks up to introduce himself to the bigot Goode... Did you ever wish you could read lips? lol
[update]No need to read lips... CNN brews up the story for us:
Ellison asked another Democratic member to introduce him to Rep Virgil Goode, R-Virgina, who spoke out against Ellison in a letter to constituents last month. Ellison told CNN that he approached Goode on the House floor and the brief meeting went well.
"I shook his hand and shook mine. We greeted each other." Ellison asked Goode to grab a cup of coffee with him soon and Goode accepted.
Asked if he was felt singled out as the first Muslim member, Ellison said no and added, "By reaching out to Congressman Goode I'm not trying to be accepted, I'm trying to build bridges. In this world there are too many misunderstandings. I want to put a human face on things."