Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Monday, May 08, 2006

Convention/Random Notes

Tonight, the BVDC holds it's May meeting. As I'm one of only 5 people who filed for the 5 delegate spots (we get 5 delegates, 2 alternates) for the June 10th 9th CD caucus, I'm good to go.

I intend to bring up inviting James Webb to our June meeting (last year, Phillip Puckett's wife and Chap Petersen's western campaign manager were there) to speak to us, or ask Sam (the chairman) how we would go about inviting Webb to the 9th district convention.

I've been re-reading The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate, and let me highly recommend it to anybody who's even slightly interested in the workings of the Senate in the 1940's/1950's. It really is interesting. It brings giants like Richard Russell, Wayne Morse, Walter George, and, foremost, Lyndon Johnson to life. Again, read it.

-Neal

3 comments:

Kinsey said...

That book has been on my must-read list for a while now... maybe I'll actually get to it this summer.

Neal said...

It's a huge book. It took my a really long time to read it the first time, and I believe I missed out on some of the in-depth stuff, so hopefully I'll catch it this time. Every time I read part of it, I pick up something I could swear wasn't there the last time I read it. :)

creigh deeds said...

So far, Caro has written 3 books on Johnson's life. A 4th book is due. These books are essential reading for anyone interested in the political process.