Jim Freeman says thanks again for showing up.
Political pundits have been in a lather the past week over possible vice presidential candidates.
Will Obama ask Hillary?
Will Bill ask Obama to ask Hillary?
Will Hillary ask Oprah to have Obama answer Bill?
Will Oprah ask Bill to look under his chair for a special prize?
All this speculation over possible vice presidential candidates is wearing me out. I keep telling people to relax; there are many miles to go before such decisions need to be made.
Despite my good intentions to share some significant historical observations from last week’s tour of the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Ind., I must hold the press on this to discuss the recent reminders experienced first hand of sharing a bathroom with three women.
Many families in Washington are struggling. Property taxes are rising and the costs for fuel and food are skyrocketing. These added costs, along with some unscrupulous subprime mortgage lenders, have undermined the American dream for too many families in our state and around the nation.
With our senior year winding down, most of our classmates have only a rough knowledge of what the coming years will bring with them. For us and most of our friends, new schools beckon, and with them new people, experiences and lifestyles.
Not long ago, somebody asked me to name the hardest thing I’d encountered as governor. I didn’t even have to think before answering. The most difficult, heart-wrenching experiences have been the many funeral services my husband Mike and I have attended to honor the brave Washingtonians who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I have a slight problem with dyslexia. However, “backward thinking” isn’t always a disadvantage. These days it seems to be helpful in understanding environmental issues, like the current global food crisis.
Before we get started, although it certainly seems as if we have, let me thank you who have had the bold courtesy to say that you were glad I am back writing weekly non-necessities for the non-masses.