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July 13, 2006 at 11:36 AM

Powerful words

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright, was the keynote speaker at the WNBA’s inaugural Inspirational Lunch on Wednesday, where the league presented its Inspirational Award. The elegant event featured the players from the All-Decade team, but Albright stole the show with her humor and riveting insights that captivated the athletes, particularly Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson, a native Australian.
Albright was extremely political, although predictably not politically correct. She spoke of the need for global planned parenting, AIDS, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recent missile testing in North Korea.
“She was unbelievable, that’s the best speech I’ve ever been to,” said Jackson, who was one of the first to give Albright a standing ovation. Jackson enjoys working with abused women back home. “It made a huge impact on me, which is good.”

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