This evening (October 30, 2009), I was lucky enough to have the honor and privilege of meeting, chatting and having dinner with Senator David Vitter of Louisiana. The Senator was the keynote speaker at an awards banquet for a political organization in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
This was my first opportunity to meet Senator Vitter (R-LA) face-to-face, although I met his wife Wendy several years ago at a campaign function for now Governor Bobby Jindal, who was running for Congress at the time.
That is me, the illustrious Fat Lester pictured far-left, with Senator Vitter to my immediate right. My parents, Peter Sr. and Pamela Egan are pictured to the right of Senator Vitter.
While far from my first brush with a high-profile politician, I was particularly excited to meet Sen. Vitter given his propensity to speak his mind and fight for what is right in this era of Orwellian government — an era in which members of the minority party are threatened and intimidated in an effort to keep them quiet, with mafia-style personal attacks awaiting anyone who dares to speak out against the majority.
Senator Vitter has pulled no punches throughout his career in public service, and he has paid the price for doing so. Despite the vicious attacks he has been subjected to by the media and the Washington elites, Senator Vitter has not forgotten why he went to Washington in the first place, and has stood up to those attempting to silence him, absorbing every blow while continuing to fight the good fight.
He is one of a dwindling few in Washington who has his constituents’ best interests at heart, and has willingly volunteered himself to serve as the left’s punching bag while working tirelessly to advance the best interests of both the State of Louisiana and the United States of America.
All-in-all, having the opportunity to mingle with one of America’s very few great Senators was truly an honor and pleasure. I will forever remember this evening. In my own personal memory banks, this night will rank right up there alongside the privilege I had of getting to intern for now Governor Bobby Jindal, and the great honor of meeting and shaking hands with such political legends as former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Congressman John Cooksey, Senator Elizabeth Dole, and the late Governor Dave Treen.
For those readers disappointed that this post had absolutely nothing to do with domain names, deal with it. I got to hang out with a U.S. Senator tonight – one of one-hundred members of a major component of the American Government. Besides, I haven’t posted in a while, and this seemed like as good a way as any for me to get back into the habit of posting on this blog.
In conclusion, I would like to thank Senator Vitter for attending the awards ceremony, and especially for taking the time to chat with me, not to mention pose for a picture.
In my next post, I will return to the subject of domain names, although at this particular point in time I do not know exactly what that post will specifically address, other than that is will in some way pertain to domains or domaining. Until then, adios y buenas noches!