Tammy Duckworth in her own words, 2012.

I grew up overseas as a privileged American living in developing nations.  I am an Amerasian (biracial) child of an American Vietnam Veteran and a Thai mother. The images of other, unwanted and discarded biracial children my age living and working as child laborers, beggars and street children are forever imprinted on
my mind.  The difference in opportunities between them and my life is what made me want to serve the United States from an early age.”

This is the Tammy Duckworth biography no one heard about at the Walsh/Duckworth Debate in Rolling Meadows last week – in her own words, she came fropm a “privileged” family environment. The rest of her real story is at Barack Obama’s Council on Women and Girls.