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Sheryl Crow: Obama ‘one of the most conscious people I’ve ever met’

Laura Donovan Contributor

Country singer Sheryl Crow tips her hat to President Barack Obama, who, the artist claims, “walks the walk.”

Crow appeared on “The Gayle King Show” last week and discussed her reaction to Osama bin Laden’s death and Obama’s abilities as the nation’s leader.

“The first thing I thought was, I felt the same way everyone else did, mixed emotions about the fact that we killed someone,” Crow said. “We know that killing is not right. In this particular instance, we have such an association with this person for having dealt us such a heinous blow. So, you know, mixed emotions of finally justice has been served and, secondly, we’ve just killed somebody…”

The “Love is Free” singer sent love and light to Obama, who she says is one of the most conscious people she’s ever encountered.

“It’s just fascinating that we have a black man, who has Muslim ties with his father, even though he’s a Christian, it’s amazing how far our country has come, that that’s the man who took down Osama bin Laden. It makes you feel very patriotic,” Crow said. “I do think that if it were any other president, I might feel different about it. But, he’s one of the most conscious people I’ve ever met, and I’ve met four presidents now. He walks the walk.”

Unlike many celebrities, Crow isn’t one to dodge political discussion. Last year, journalist Katie Couric interviewed Crow for a Glamour magazine column, where Crow described Tea Partiers as uneducated.

“I appreciate the fact that those people are out there and that they are fired up,” the singer said. “They’re not sure what they’re angry at; they don’t understand what’s happening on Wall Street. They haven’t educated themselves, but they’re just pissed off.”

But Crow wasn’t in total disagreement with Tea Partiers, as she could relate to their frustration.

“I understand that, I’m pissed off too,” Crow said. “But knowledge is power, and anything less than that when it comes to anger can be dangerous.”

Watch: Crow talk about the killing of OBL