Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mom meets McCain-Palin team

This is off the usual topic of Silicon Dragon, but it's difficult to avoid politics these days. My 80-year-old mom who lives near Columbus, Ohio writes that she had a very exciting time getting to attend a Victory Rally yesterday at Capital University. McCain and Palin and their entourage packed the bleachers with 9,000+ attendees, and my mom got an up-close, middle seat -- thanks to pleading that she can't stand for long periods of time. The rally went on for nearly four hours, topped with an excellent opening speech from McCain campaign booster and former POW, Colonel Moe (who is from my hometown, Lancaster). My mom reports that Palin looks a little slimmer in person than on TV while McCain's wife is more beautiful in person. Also, McCain looks younger than he appears on broadcasts. As for what they said, my mom writes that each gave their best stump speech with nothing original, I take it, for the Ohio crowd. All in all, the event was well managed with well-planned bus shuttles from close-by Franklin Park to the center.
My mom says I get to have all the excitement. So believe me, she is really pleased that she got to have this diversion. She loves politics! And can't wait for another opportunity to get involved.
Here's a picture of my mom. She is one very determined woman, I know from experience!
She's wearing the pink vest I bought her from Lord & Taylor.