Last week I got the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite senators, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is from the state of Massachusetts and was also a professor at Harvard. So when I heard she was having a meet and greet in her office, I jumped at the opportunity!
Warren is pretty well known to political watchers. Some are even urging her to run for President in 2016. She became of a political celebrity after being nationally known for taking a stand on issues for consumer protection after the financial downturn. Here’s a video of her speaking on those issues:
When I met her, she was extremely nice and we even held a small conversation. It was great seeing how genuinely excited and interested in getting to know everyone at the event. I’m so glad I went and got to meet one of my favorite senators!
So let me cut to the chase and get to the meat of the story: I rode an elevator with John McCain and I asked him to take an awkward selfie with me! Now I’ll tell you the story of how it happened!
It all started when I had to run an errand in the Capitol. I successfully made it to my destination but considering there are 7 office buildings in the Capitol, on my way back I got lost. I thought I was on the right Capitol train back to my office building and out of the corner of my eye I see John McCain get on the train two cars in front of me!
I got really excited and then realized I was going to the wrong office building! I get off the train and try to find my way back and I look toward the elevator and see John McCain waiting to go up! I didn’t actually need to get on the elevator but I waited just to be near him. He then gets on the elevator and held the door for me! We even made awkward elevator talk about what school I went to! There was another person in the elevator too but they’re irrelevant!
As he was leaving the elevator I took advantage of the opportunity and asked for a picture. He quickly took a selfie for me and I fled the scene like a giddy schoolgirl. So that’s the story of how I met John McCain. He’s probably the most famous person I’ve met so far considering he was almost President. Hopefully I can meet more cool people in D.C. as well!
Today at my internship with the Indiana Democratic Party, we had a luncheon with donors to the party. It was great seeing the political process come to life with representatives from around the state. There were about 30 attendees and Senator Joe Donnelly was the guest speaker.
After we spoke we ate dessert and went back to our office. There I was able to deftly nab a photo with the Senator. It ended up being a fun time talking to the various guests and eating the great food! It was by far one of my favorite days at my internship. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of my internship experience this semester. And on top of it all, I get course credit for it!
The Senator and me after the luncheon
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I’m a member of Butler’s College Democrats club and yesterday we met with the College Republicans and had a Civil Engagement Forum in Irwin Library on campus. It was even better because Senator Lugar came and spoke at the gathering. His speech touched on a variety of topics, starting with his early political career to his current clash with the Tea Party. At the end there was a Q&A session where students could ask him questions.
At the end of the meeting everyone was invited to come and meet the senator. I got to shake his hand and I even got to talk to him about how we have the same birthday! It was definitely nice to see one of our nation’s lawmakers take time to come to our campus and talk to students.
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Senator Lugar giving his speech