Celebs, @BarackObama cheer on pro-choice filibuster

http://twitter.com/#!/sfpelosi/status/349719784755175424

By the time Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ epic pro-abortion filibuster passed 10 hours, it had captured the attention of national legislators and celebrities. Henry Winker is among those giving Davis a thumbs up.

http://twitter.com/#!/hwinkler4real/status/349717261692571648

“General Hospital” actress Nancy Lee Grahn was inspired to use words we’ve never heard before.

http://twitter.com/#!/NancyLeeGrahn/status/349712757425324032
http://twitter.com/#!/NancyLeeGrahn/status/349713306631667717

The bladder-bursting effort to keep all of Texas’ abortion clinics free from additional regulation also caught the attention of @barackobama (no relation to President Barack Obama, of course), who called the filibuster “something special.”

http://twitter.com/#!/PattyMurray/status/349719086487441409
http://twitter.com/#!/MiaFarrow/status/349718357248974848
http://twitter.com/#!/pattonoswalt/status/349727781359321088

The live stream available on YouTube attracted nearly 100,000 simultaneous viewers just before midnight Eastern.

wendy davis youtube

Prepare for a lot of tweets including the words “Davis” and “2016.”

http://twitter.com/#!/Melissa_Angell/status/349728285963468800
http://twitter.com/#!/doug_ellison/status/349724488591609857

Also expect quite a few news stories on how Davis won the heart of America with her principled stand, but know the adoration wasn’t universal.

http://twitter.com/#!/freddoso/status/349719890170621953

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/25/celebs-barackobama-cheer-on-pro-choice-filibuster-wendy-davis-2016/

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