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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Letter from Bill Clinton to Chris Webber


After Chris Webber called the timeout his team didn't have in the NCAA title game, he apparently got a letter from Bill Clinton. A photo of the letter was on FreeDarko yesterday, and FreeDarko commenter Ghost Deini transcribed:

Dear Chris,

I have been thinking of you a lot since I sat glued to the TV during the championship game.

I know that there may be nothing I or anyone else can say to ease the pain and discouragement of what happened.

Still, for whatever it's worth, you, and your team, were terrific. And part of playing for high stakes under great pressure is the constant risk of mental error. I know. I have lost two political races and made countless mistakes over the last twenty years. What matters is the intensity, integrity, and courage you bring to the effort. That is certainly what you h ave done. You can always regret what occurred but don't let it get you down or take away the satisfaction of what you have accomplished.

You have a great future. Hang in there.

Sincerely,

Bill Clinton