Out of the Comfort Zone

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Abby Zimet

Last night Keith Olbermann spoke to Dorli Rainey, the 84-year-old woman who was pepper-sprayed at an Occupy Seattle protest. A longtime activist, she has a blog, Old Lady in Combat Boots, with the slogan, "Change begins in the streets." We want to be her. Her response to how she's doing:

"I'm feeling great. I'm so energized. It's amazing what a little pepper spray will do for you."

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