I have heard it said that in politics half the battle is showing up, and that is definitely true. Often times it would appear that the other half is sticking it out to the bitter end. This meeting sure was a long one, and I did not make it.
The meeting began by providing the folks who are running for office this year the opportunity give a short speech. Giving these people the opportunity to speak is a good thing, and none of them abused it. Unfortunately, the ballot is going to be extremely busy this year. Each voter in PWC is going to have the opportunity to vote on who fills ten state and local offices this year. So county-wide, we have a huge crowd of people running for public office. So, of course, the speeches took way too long. Then our Attorney General, Bob McDonnell, arrived, and he spoke too. All I can say is that I am glad I am interested in hearing what these people have to say.