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Friday, November 10, 2006

Peter Welch in Vermont

Peter Welch is now a Senator.

Suz's business trip to Burlington Vermont, which I tagged along on, turned out to be an extraordinary event.

This is Senator Peter Welch. I met him Tuesday night during an important and significant election, where Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House in the history of the United States.

The group that Suz was with, for business purposes, booked the Presidential suite at the hotel. After dinner Tuesday night we met with the rest of her group in the suite for a night of fun. We didn't know just how fun it would be until we discovered that Peter Welch had booked the room directly across the hall from us.

Our hotel was besieged with news stations like NBC, and hundreds of people involved in the political scene. I don't know what any of these people are called, as I don't really know much about politics. Regardless, Suz and I got caught up in the excitement Tuesday night.

Crowds of volunteers dressed in suits and other formal-type clothing congested the halls of the hotel while news crews squeezed in and out of the different rooms. Suz and I, giddy at the sight of all the action, stood in the background while Mr. Welch's sister was interviewed.

Soon we were invited into their suite, even though we couldn't possibly squeeze into the crowded room where the very pleasant Mr. Welch was giving interviews. I quickly switched my camera from video to still-photo mode when I was given the thumbs up to take pictures.

Mr. Welch, victorious in his run for congress, asked me to get a picture of him posing with his umbrella gift. People I mostly didn't know gathered behind him with a massive 'Thank You' banner. The entire time I found myself impressed with how nice Senator Welch was.

As the votes in the eastern states finished coming in, everyone filtered downstairs where the news crews were gathered. I realized this was a unique opportunity, and I snuck back into their suite to see what wild and crazy politicians and their posse get up to on election night.

Stay tuned to see what I found.

7 Comments:

Blogger honkeie2 said...

Always follow the interns, they are usually the drug dealers for them away haha. And we all know what happened to Monica right!

1:09:00 PM

 
Blogger Chana said...

life is surely unexpected and little treats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes..i'm so happy that you guys have the story to tell that you do..not too many people walk in to something like that..great pic and happy for you..

hope you are having the time of your life friend..hello to the wifey.

2:46:00 PM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

So we leave on the same day and return on the same day.. Hmmmm....

9:52:00 PM

 
Blogger SJ said...

Cool!!

Am staying tuned for sure!

10:21:00 PM

 
Blogger velvetginger said...

What a memorable time to cherish!
Nice umbrella too!

10:32:00 PM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

well, not only is Nancy speaker of the house, but Rumsfeld resigned, Montana did not re-elect the a** hole senator and replaced him with someone who is an organic gardner and used to be a school teacher (band director!), the Democrats are in the majority of the House and the Senate, and i'm excited you got to be part of all of this! woohoo can't wait to see the pics.

that's a nice umbrella.
i like what you did with the umbrella.

11:44:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

The people that gave the umbrella to Mr. Welch were part of an environmentalist group, and they were thanking him for being the leader on global warming.

Things really sound like they're on the upswing in the good ol' USA. Tis a happy time for sure.

12:06:00 PM

 

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