Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What a Day! February 19, 2008

What else could possibly happen today in the world of politics? I read in this morning's New York Times that Musharraf's party lost big-time in Pakistani elections, and that Fidel Castro resigned.

Wisconsin Primary. Early voting starts today in the Texas Primaries, the big prize on March 4 (along with Ohio.)

Houston ISD State of the Schools luncheon, so big it has to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Former President Bill Clinton will be here in Houston for a Hillary fundraising event tonight.

A few blocks away, Barack Obama will speak to a "sold out" Toyota Center (tickets were free) for tonight's campaign appearance. When was the last time Bill wasn't the hottest ticket in town?

Apparently, the Rockets aren't the only hot team at Toyota Center. They won their last 8 games going into the All-Star Break.

Obama will be coming onto the Rockets home court with a 8-state winning streak of his own. Assuming all goes well in Wisconsin and Hawaii tonight, he extends it to an even 10-in-a-row.

And I'll be there to see it. Wouldn't it be great if he gave his speech to a packed house in Houston just after being projected the winner in Wisconsin?

Now we just need to keep the Rockets on that kind of pace going into the playoffs. A Rockets championship in June and an Obama acceptance speech in August--that would make for a great summer.

1 comment:

Stacy Parker Aab said...

Wow--I so wish I could be there. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Wonder what Sheila Jackson-Lee is going to do? Is this not the ultimate conumdrum--the center of the televised universe v her support of HRC? I wonder how much, if any, she's wavering in that support. Any intel?