I ambled into my wife Susan’s “Nest Building” clay workshop in the garage/studio yesterday, to say hello to a friend taking the class, and meet a few others. Someone made a comment about the Kansas City Royals, to which someone else said the only Royal he could think of was George Brett, to which I replied that I was considering Richard Nixon for President this year. Not really, duh, kind of a let’s do the time warp again thing. But my flip remark got a conversation going among the group of having no one to vote for, no one truly worthy of a vote, for President this year. And no idea of who to write in.
“I’m writing in Tulsi Gabbard,” I said, to which no one agreed, disagreed, or knew who I was talking about. And maybe you don’t either. But I do. I’ve been following her for a while now – on the news, the internet, Twitter, and Facebook www.facebook.com/RepTulsiGabbard. She’s a two-term US Representative Democrat for Hawaii’s 2nd District, a US Army veteran, a strong environmentalist, and, – this is so cool – a surfer. If you want a more thorough summary of who she is, I offer this from her official Government website: http://gabbard.house.gov
elerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy, where she was the first woman to finish as the distinguished honor graduate in the Academy’s 50-year history. Tulsi was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and again assigned to the 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalio
n of the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard—this time to serve as the Military Police Platoon Leader.