August 21, 2008
You may have heard about a little get-together up in Denver next week.
I’ll be there, too, in one of the most exciting, most prestigious, most coveted and competitive jobs this side of Vice President.
I’ll be blogging. Sort of.
The truth is that I’m excited to be going. No question, and regardless of your politics, it’s going to be a historic moment, and it’ll be great to see it up-close. I’m glad that we’ll be able to share the experience.
Though I leave today for Denver, I’m actually planning on briefly returning from the festivities so that I can be in Austin on Monday. I’ll be back basically for the day helping our son Preston – now, officially, a University of Texas freshman – move out of the house and into his dorm room. As soon as he’s settled in, I’ll go back to Denver.
So if I’m at-risk for emotional overload next week watching my boy move out, I’m hoping my stint on the Rules Committee will keep me in-check.
What’s the Rules Committee, you ask, brimming with excitement? Well, as a matter of fact, it’s one of the convention’s three standing committees – a group that works through the technicalities governing, among other things, how the convention runs and how delegates will actually nominate Senator Obama.
Sounds pretty electric, huh? Well, after the way the primaries went this year, I’ll be quite happy to have a boring job next week, at least on that front.
One big issue we’ll take up concerns a proposed resolution that would create a national commission to evaluate – and, hopefully, improve on – the primary and caucus system used to select the Democratic Presidential nominee.
I’ll also speak on investment in (or the lack of investment in) infrastructure at a Democratic Leadership Council event on Wednesday, and I’ll speak on health care to a Texas Delegation breakfast the same day.
If you want to know more about it . . . well, maybe there’s a blog I can interest you in.