What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Kelly Jacobs and I'm from Hernando, Mississippi. Where are you from?
I'm from Brooklyn. Describe to me what you're wearing today.
Well, I picked out four outfits to wear at the Democratic convention. Today was the Labor Day parade, so, this outfit I made from two flags. One side is for the troops, and it welcomes them home and thanks them for their service. The other side talks about immigration and how Native Americans were here first.
Not to be too forward, but are you wearing something under the flag?
I am wearing things under the flag!
Okay. So what's it like being an Obama supporter from Mississippi?
There aren't that many.
Well, most of the Obama supporters are black. It's very difficult to find non-chicken white supporters, because—
That's right, because there are white Obama supporters but their churches will really punish them if they outwardly support the president. So they have to pretend. So to me they're chicken, because they're not strong enough to be an Obama supporter. But really, the churches ostracize anybody who says they're a Democrat or doesn't toe the line.
Do they kick them out of the church? What do they do?
You can't be serious.
I'm totally serious. When the wars first started, I was very active with Code Pink and I held different events on the square. And then we were interviewed by the press and photographed by the press. And people told me, "Kelly, I can't do this with you anymore because the church told me if I did, I would have to leave."
Can I ask you what you do for a living?
I'm a volunteer. I do political stuff, or rescue injured wildlife. My husband has a good job, although they're trying to get him fired all the time because of his wife's political activities.
Wow, you're causing a lot of trouble down there.
Well, I just have an opinion that's my own opinion. So many people tell me I'm not entitled to it. I'm entitled to their opinion. I don't know how I'm supposed to know what it is, because I don't associate with them, I don't go to their church. But, that's what they want.
This interview has been condensed.