Monday, July 13, 2009

Franken Victory weekend !

I had a busy weekend, which included attending
the Franken Victory party Saturday night.

Standing in the middle of a mob of people,
staring at backs (I'm 5 feet tall) reminded me of why I quit going to these
rallies.
But I had to go to this one, and I did get to see many happy faces from the campaign.
Al was great, humble, giving us all the credit for his win,
then promising us he will work every minute for Minnesota and make us proud.
I have no doubt he is going to surprise a lot of people.
Al is not the flighty raunchy,comedian the Republicans would want you to believe.

He grew up in St.Louis Park a suburb of Minneapolis.
His mother was a Homemaker and real estate agent and his father
was a printing salesman.
They made sure he had the best education and he graduated from the prestigious Blake
Academy in 1969, he was a serious student with a sense of humor.
He attended Harvard and graduated cum laud in 1973 with a
bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
His interest in Politics was not something that just developed.

He has been well prepared for this new career and he will make Minnesota proud.

Sunday was another long day it involved a wedding Anniversary party in our home town and a friends daughters Graduation on our way home.

Saw many good friends and relived many good memories.

Now back to the old grind, some jobs are never done
and my sneezing today reminds me I have to get out the dust cloth.

9 comments:

D said...

I'm really happy that he's finally in D.C..... finally.

Riot Kitty said...

That is a very social weekend! I can't believe I finally have a buddy who is shorter than I am - I'm 5'3", am married to someone who is 6", have a best friend who is 5'10", and a boss who is 6'4". Cheers!

fineartist said...

Oh right on Al Franken!

And right on GG for supporting him!

And Rush Limbaugh is still a big fat idiot.

xx, Lori

fineartist said...

Oh crud I hope I don't offend anyone...just my lame attempt to be funny...and I do agree that, you know, Rush is a...Can't help myself, he is the one person who could really make my blood pressure sky rocket.

Green tea said...

Short runs in my family on both sides though a few cousins and my sister hit 5'6" or so
I'll let my daughter talk for her self :D

Green tea said...

Hey Arteest, glad to see you..
no offense here.
He is a big fat idiot...

Michael Manning said...

Personally, I'd rather have a gig with SNL than politics. Working with Tina Fay has to be fun. But many have a genuine desire to try and do something positive in politics. I wish him well!

Chris said...

Just glad you had a party to go to!!! The rest sounded fun too!

runningwmn said...

Al Franken Rocks! I was in the front row and was able to take some awesome pictures. I have found that if I say "excuse me I'm shorter than you so can I butt in front" is very effective. What I would give to be at least 5' tall. But thank God for Platforms!