Thursday, September 18, 2008

Clinton-ite Part Three of Three Parts

So this one time I met Bill Clinton. You all remember that? Here's a link in case you forgot: http://apsies.blogspot.com/2008/03/off-deep-end.html and here: http://apsies.blogspot.com/2008/03/accomplished.html

And then, not long after I met Chelsea Clinton. As evidenced here: http://apsies.blogspot.com/2008/04/photo-of-day-full-circle-moment-edition.html

But in my quest to become a full on Clinton groupie I fell just short. I didn't get to meet/see/take-a-far-away photo of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Until.

SATURDAY.

Last night I was in the middle of making my 50 phone calls to Indiana on behalf of the Obama Campaign when I noticed I had a call coming through from the Kentucky Democratic Party.

Now, I should preface this by saying I accidentally ended up with a list of people to call in Indiana by accidentally clicking something on the Obama website I didn't intend to. And I really did not want to be calling these people. Because I'm a bit awkward sometimes, you know?

But there would be nobody else to call them. And suddenly the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I sucked it up, and I began to call. Call, after call, I began to enjoy myself (in my own awkward kind of way). It's sort of (kinda if you squint real hard) fun to talk to voters.

And that's when I got the call from the Democratic Party, the Bruce Lunsford for Senate campaign to be precise. They asked and I agreed to take on 40 calls for them.

And that is when it happened.

The heavens opened up and shined down upon me. The person on the other line said, 'oh by the way, Hillary Clinton will be in Kentucky Saturday for a couple of rallies, would you be interested in attending?'

Umm. Hmm. Let me check my schedule.

YEAH. Duh.

So that's how it happened. That's how tentatively I will be at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday fulfilling my Clinton-ite Part Three of Three Parts Dream.

I'm so freaking excited.

3 comments:

k said...

that's awesome!!! i hope you get to meet her, how cool would that be?

i've done the calling thing for obama too...mine was through moveon.org, is that what you were doing? everyone was generally nice, with only one exception.

i also hate talking on the phone with a fiery passion, but in these times i feel so helpless and want to do SOMETHING and since we're not in a swing state it's about all we can do. i'm supposed to go to a ~calling party~ on sunday but i feel nervous about it so...we'll see. haha :)

April said...

I just got set up with the Obama website. You make a username and password for the My Barack Obama Page and then get a list of people to call. They gave two options, calling in Kentucky, or Indiana. I felt I could actually help with swinging Indiana so I went with that.

I was going to ask you what you were doing. The Fayette Young Democrats are having a cookout on Leestown Road Sunday with the Obama/Biden Kentucky Director. http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/kyeventsmap

k said...

oooh...the cookout thing sounds much more interesting, i'd love to meet some people and find out what else i can do!! i wonder if you have to already be a member to go...hmm.

mayhaps i will see you there! :)