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Posted by laurie on January 6, 2011

Yesterday we joined three busloads of Rush Holt supporters and went to Washington for his swearing in to his seventh term in Congress. We were in a large room in an annex of the Library of Congress. The program was about an hour, with several speakers, the Princeton Girls Choir, and The New Yorker’s poetry editor (and poet). Nancy Pelosi was set to swear him in (I should note that it was not the “official” swearing-in, which occurred a little later on the House floor) and when she arrived in our room another speaker was droning on. Because the gentleman had mistaken us as Pennsylvanians, you could tell everyone was afraid he would drone on forever. Ms. Pelosi stood patiently about 10 feet from us. Someone asked for their picture with her and when they were done I got up my nerve and walked over to her. She didn’t see me and I wanted to tap her on the arm but you don’t tap the Speaker of the House on the arm now, do you? So there I was, almost tapping, when Phillip got her attention and said, “Madame Speaker, may I take a picture of you with my wife?” And there you have it! She was very gracious and I was completely thrilled for the rest of the day.

P.S. to my friends not in the U.S.: Nancy Pelosi was, until yesterday, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives. She was the first woman to hold that role. She was re-elected as a Representative and now is the House Minority Leader.

25 Responses to “OMG”

  1. bailey n gypsys dad said

    How cool is that?
    Brush with fame documented forever!

  2. Kelly Green said

    So cool!

  3. Karen S. said

    Cool, but your beagles are more famous!

  4. C Siding said

    FYI. The speaker of the house is next in line, after the Vice President, to take over the responsibilites of the President should he not be able to continue in that capacity.

  5. Susan in DE said

    Very exciting indeed, Laurie & Phillip! I wonder what Sherm and Stan would think of Ms. Pelosi (we already know she’d think they were adorable, because who can resist??)

  6. Liz Fyfe said

    I love her! How cool is that!!

  7. Patty in San Jose said

    I love Pelosi (a little biased out here in CA)! How awesome!

  8. Lois said

    Very cool. There’s nothing quite like a trip to The Hill – especially when one can get one’s picture taken with Nancy Pelosi!

  9. Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

    So, did she ask about the boys?

  10. ChristyACB said

    Argh…any politician but that one, Laurie!

    Still, I’m glad you were excited and I’m sure my eyes will heal by tomorrow’s beagle fest.

  11. Peggy said

    Laurie, I’m proud of you, and love how Cap. Siding handled the situation. Anyhow, the world would be better off if Beagles ruled it. Fatter, but happier.

  12. Donna & Oscar & Spencer said

    It may not compare, but I had my picture taken with Dolly Parton when she opened her restaurant in the 80’s. She’s a tiny thing, and nice as pie. My mom still has it up on her wall.

    I’m glad you were excited, and she didn’t cry!

  13. beaglemusic said

    How cool to meet her!

  14. Rita said

    Outstanding! You guys have more fun! How was the bus trip?

  15. Linda UK said

    Goodness, almost Royalty!!

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