Old Home Week

I spent some time this morning watching the Senate confirmation hearings for Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of State, and it took me down a path to my past. Sitting at the front table with Tillerson was Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator (D-GA), and Bob Gates, former Secretary of Defense, head of the CIA and probably a lot of other National Intelligence entities I … Continue reading Old Home Week

House of Cards

I have always said good people hardly ever run for public office, and why would they, considering all of the scrutiny, partisan politics and personal attacks that are endured by a candidate or office holder on a daily basis? Well, unless you are Barack Obama and immune to any form of criticism! That said, even though politics is a blood sport, when an elected official … Continue reading House of Cards

And, they’re off!

Starting to get crazy around here again as session is looming! Last week, my Senator had some colleagues over to our house for an event. They stayed until 11:00 pm talking in my kitchen, which makes for one tired momma! I’m glad they like each other though because I think it makes their job down at the capitol a tad more user friendly. Maybe. Continue reading And, they’re off!

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

Organization

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

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,

A Different Perspective

Much is being made out of a comment from a gubernatorial debate last week in Oklahoma where the two candidates running for Governor are female.  This election is historic in the sense that one of them will serve as the first female Governor of Oklahoma. I know, I know….we are a little late to that dance.  However, seeing that we were the 46th state to … Continue reading A Different Perspective