Inauguration Day, Part II

The show must go on, and it did yesterday as my great state celebrated the historic swearing-in of Oklahoma’s 27th Governor. It was snowing and cold but those in charge of the festivities at the capitol did a marvelous job of moving the event along. It should come as no surprise that this was their fifth swearing-in ceremony, meaning they have been in charge of … Continue reading Inauguration Day, Part II


No, I am not organizing my closets, but rather it is organizational day today at the marble palace for my Senator. I have often wondered why the legislature meets on the first Tuesday in January prior to the beginning of a new legislative session…. so I asked him. My Senator explained to me that they convene at this time to officially elect their leadership. Simple … Continue reading Organization

More Tales from the Trail…

June 5, 2010 The Senator’s fundraiser was fabulously fun. They always are – but that will never change the fact that I am apprehensive each and every time.  I suppose in my eight years of being a Senator’s wife, I have realized that when a candidate has the support of many people, these events are enjoyable.  But, when the candidate is running and not many … Continue reading More Tales from the Trail…

Before the Shellacking

Is that even a word? Shellacking?  I first heard it used on election night by CNN reporter, John King as he was enthusiastically describing the political tsunami taking place across the country.  It continues to show up in reference to that historic night.  Thanks, Mr. King.  I sat across from you once on a flight from D.C. to Dallas.  You seem like a pretty nice guy … Continue reading Before the Shellacking

Dear John,

I watched your speech with anticipation last night as the Republicans picked up enough seats to claim the majority in the House of Representatives.  You will be their next leader, and I am looking forward to watching you as you set the legislative agenda for our country. Prior to last night, I was unfamiliar with your story, how you have worked hard at so many … Continue reading Dear John,