Thursday, July 03, 2008

Obama comes to ABQ

Last week Barack Obama visited Albuquerque to hold a town hall style meeting with women workers. It was by invite only and included Flying Star female employees of all positions... and the media. I think there were as many of us as there were women, and there were only about 30 of them. We all squeezed into a corner of the Flying Star warehouse that had been transformed into a set with hung lights and all. Us media were roped off, as is normal. (If one of us were to get loose it would be disaster.) And we waited. We were told to be there at 10 or 10:30, I forget which now. But he didn't make his grand entrance and speech until 12 or 12:30. Not too bad of a wait actually, they had set up free wifi for us so the time went by fast. Obama's media handlers... yes I know there's a better word for them, but I forget it... they were super nice and easy to work with, even let me stand in a different taped off spot than assigned. Two thumbs way way up for their help and service.

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