During the brief amount of time that I spent in Dallas I met some amazing people. There were former ambassadors, cabinet members, chiefs of staff, public relation guru’s and former employees of the former President of the United States. He was celebrating the groundbreaking of his Presidential Library with 3,000 of his closest friends and it seemed rather fitting that they all showed up for the party.
Prior to the ceremony, I was sitting with my sister-in-law and some of her friends from Washington D.C. in the big tent. That big one pictured below.
One of these guys worked for the former President as part of the Advance Team. I know, I know, I asked the same thing….just exactly what is Advance?
Evidently, the Advance team is made up of the people who do all the prep work before a Presidential trip. They take care of all the details and logistics and security for the President’s arrival at any given place?
Anyway, while we were waiting for the groundbreaking ceremony to start, my sister-in-law’s friend Greg, the Advance man, (pictured immediately to my right) asked us if we noticed anything wrong with the stage.
Seriously? The stage looked really nice….large….Presidential and perfect. Are you kidding me? There is nothing wrong with that stage. Really?
“Yes,” Greg said. Something was seriously wrong with the set up and ‘heads were gonna roll’ over it.
Forgive the poor quality of my Nikon Coolpix, but do you notice anything terribly incorrect?
None of us could spot it – and I was sitting with people who have been in this type of situation many times before. Thank goodness for that, but do you see it?
Just to give you an insiders perspective, it has nothing to do with the chairs (which are hard to see anyway) or with the podium.
The podium is not centered.
Look at the flags!
Chile flag, not a Texas flag?
HA! No, the stripes on the American flag on the far right of the podium are ‘flying’ the wrong way…..who knew!
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