A little touchy ..........

I'm a little irritated today.  A little touchy.  And a whole bunch insulted.

Kind of a long story .... so I will begin in April 2012.  I was asked to give a speech at a Women for Obama event in Davenport.  I had fun ... gave a fun speech entitled "How Michelle Obama made me hip and cool".  It went well ......... and was tweeted to the First Lady.

Former Lt. Governor (IA) Patty Judge asked how she could follow that?

After the event, I received this note.

Thank you so much for speaking at our Women for Obama event last month.  You were fantastic and were able to tie in the issues of healthcare, jobs, small business and agriculture with our discussion on women.  We truly appreciate you taking the time to do this event, and I'm sure we'll be asking you to share your wonderful story again in the future!

Last September, I spoke at the Mid-America Homesteading Conference.  This is the article from Mother Earth News.

And finally, last October I was honored to be asked to stand on a box and speak at President Obama's rally at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.

Congressman Dave Loebsack commented that he was glad that I wasn't running against him.

Yea .... I talk a lot.  And I like it.  I like teaching .... I like telling our story .... I like the work, the prep and even the anxiety.

So today .... I get this email.

Your name was brought up as maybe knowing of some people that we could tap as
keynote speakers for that night.  Do you have any thoughts?

Really?????  I suddenly felt like I was the manager of Pizza Hut and you walked in and asked me where Papa John's was located!!!  I don't care if you eat at Papa Johns .... but do you have to flaunt it??

We know you do this ... but do you know anyone else??

What am I ....... chopped liver????

So do I know of any keynote speakers?

Uhhh ...... 



Kelly said…
Atta girl!!! Don't let anyone devalue you like that......that will teach them.
I SO look forward to hearing you as a Key Note Speaker !!! I love your tude!
Dan Mays said…
Unfortunately, the true nature of politics has been revealed. The huddled masses yearning to be free are simply considered as pawns to be used by "the chosen ones." The party (donkey or elephant) is irrelevant. They will tell you anything they think you want to hear.

It matters not what they say --- it matters what they do.

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