Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This is how nerdy I am
Hillary Clinton will be releasing records of her time as First Lady. Literal records of her time -- the kind of detail that only journalists (and apparently right-wing conspiracy theorists) actually sue for. So tomorrow, the Clinton library (the other Clinton's library) will release details of her calendar.
In 1997, we invited the then-First Lady to speak at a conference The San Diego Union-Tribune sponsored about preventing youth violence. It was a cool conference -- one of the highlights of my time as Solutions Editor. We had lots of great how-to panels from groups who had had success engaging kids and educating parents and offering mentoring.
She declined. However, she offered to send a video welcome message. So, somewhere on her calender in 1997 there will be a time blocked off to tape said message -- and, I assume, several others for other organizations -- and I'm just nerdy enough that I'm going to go look.
And, this is not exactly how I had hoped to blog about this, but,
it was amazing to me what a thrill it was to be in the voting booth and actually finally have the option to vote for a viable woman as a candidate for president. That said, Hillary's my candidate.
Posted by karen at 10:17 PM