Do you remember a time when we elected representatives to serve in Congress based upon their ability to get things …
I arrived at 10 am, after a reconnaissance pedal-by verified that a line was already forming for tickets to President Obama’s surprise visit to Boise. The tickets were free, limited to one per person, and wouldn’t be distributed till 4 pm. There were probably 50 – 75 people in line in front of me. Many had been there since 6 am.
Idaho is, if not the, certainly one of the most conservative states in the country. A sample of Idaho policy:
And yet there are enough Democrats in Boise to queue up on short notice, on a cold, foggy day to wait for the opportunity to see our President.
I have never waited longer than 30 minutes in line for a meal, movie, concert, or celebrity. But it’s never too late for a new experience, right? During the first three hours, we huddled under coats, blankets, and sleeping bags.
These Indian families, in town to visit their BSU-student daughters, came prepared for the long wait. They generously shared snacks and REAL hot, home-brewed Chai.
At 3:43, six ticket windows opened and an emotional jubilee rang through the parking lot. By 3:48, I had ticket in hand and by 4 pm, I was home delivering the message! Reportedly, 5,000 tickets were handed out within an hour. Unfortunate late-comers were turned away. Wednesday, the 21, will find me in line again for an unassigned, standing room only, patch of ground inside the Caven-Williams Sports Complex. #ThanksObama!