This weekend goes down as historic for many reasons like the passage of ObamaCare and the huge jump down the socialism path, but also its going down as possibly my most politically active weekend ever. I loved it!
My buddy Patrick, fellow DC intern, and I ran a half marathon through DC that went right up Constitution Avenue through the heart of historical markers that note the people and ideals that make our country so great. The weather was perfect, the company was great, and the scenery was phenomenal! My time wasn't so hot though because as it turns out, killer knee pains will severely slow you down. Who knew?
Capitol Hill was calling our name after the race so we waddled (yes, that is the correct word for how we were both walking at that point) up with the other concerned American citizens to shout "Kill The Bill", knowing that Congress could hear our chants but was in no way listening to what we were saying. I've attached a few pictures of some absolutely ingenious signs....desparate times bring out creativity in signage.
Back in Indy yesterday, just in time to go to a book signing by Karl Rove at the local Borders store. A side note: during his time with President Bush, Karl Rove started and directed the Office of Public Liaison (the office I interned in)though Karl was gone by the time I arrived. When I walked up to shake his hand, I told him I interned in OPL in fall 2008 and he said, "Oh, you were there just after I left!".....yeah, I felt pretty stinking cool:)
While waiting in line to meet Karl, I met two of my new role models though. Its two Indianapolis ladies who got tired of all the hullabaloo during the 2008 presidential election and started blogging about it. Get this: they use FACTS and LOGIC. Crazy, huh?!?! I've become a huge fan since moving to Indy and got to have my picture with them yesterday. They happened to post it on their blog, so I think maybe we can document this as the launch of my political career? Anyway, their blog is: http://chicksontheright.com/.
Touche, lady, touche.