9.25.2007

vice president cheney is coming to town!

So a few weeks ago a man came into the moa store and he was wearning the presidential seal on his lapel, so I asked him if he worked for the president. (Back in DC, I learned that people who work for the various branches and divisions in the government, often wear that division's seal on their suit coats) Anyway, he said yes, but that he lived in Utah. So i asked him if he worked for the president's advance team, he looked at me with a strange look and said, "I do, but how do you know what the advance team is?" I told him I had always wanted to work on the advance team but that it hadn't worked out with my plans, and probably wouldn't, but that it was a dream of mine. Anyway, he asked if I wanted to work with him someday and try it out. I of course said yes. Anyway he called me Sunday night and asked if I would work with him this week because VP cheney is coming to Salt Lake and so is the President of the Czech Republic! Anyway, so I will be working the event on thursday and friday at the Grand America Hotel. For all I know, I will be filling up people's water glasses or emptying the trash, but nonetheless, I am excited. And they did a background check, so i think that means it is exciting. And to top it all off, it is a top secret event, and I love all things top secret. You can read the article all about it in the SLC Trib, I put the article at the bottom of this post. It talks about how top secret it really is. Anyway, I hope it all works out and that i get to go. I assure you all, if I do, I will tell you ALL about it! I am going to a meeting tomorrow night with the advance team to get all the details. I am hoping to take some pictures, but you never know the rules about picture taking at government stuff.


The SLC Tribune
Thomas Burr

WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney will speak to a super-secret,conservative policy group in Utah on Friday during his second trip to the state this year.
Cheney will address the fall meeting of the Council for National Policy, a group whose self-described mission is to promote "a free-enterprise system, a strong national defense and support for traditional Western values."
The organization -- made up of few hundred powerful conservative activists -- holds confidential meetings and members are advised not to use the name of the group in communications, according to a New York Times profile of the group.
"The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before [or] after a meeting,'' a list of rules obtained by The Times showed. The group did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
Czech Republic President Václav Klaus is also expected to address the Council for National Policy's meeting in downtown Salt Lake City. After his speech, Cheney will meet with Klaus, the vice president's office said Tuesday.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, will also be in Utah on Friday but his campaign did not respond to a question about whether he would talk with the group.
Cheney's visit is expected to be only a few hours, according to people familiar with the trip's details. The trip coincides with fundraisers in California, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming, Cheney's spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said.
All of the events on the trip are closed to the public and the news media, McBride said.
Cheney last visited the state April 26 to give the commencement speech at Brigham Young University.

8 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

shutup. thats ridiculous. we are super jealous.

Kent and Leisy said...

and shouldn't you not be giving away the time place and location? they probably know your blog and now youll be ousted from the event.

Kent and Leisy said...

Taking pictures at government places... yeah, I would say that could be a problem. Not that I have had TOO much experience with that sort of thing... Kent

taylor and laney said...

kent,
i might call it a little too much when you consider that taking a picture with a flash of the declaration of independence is practically a federal offense.

xanthoman said...

Laney, I hope that you told them that your cousin-in-law has some serious moral obligations to many of Mr. Cheney's policies. If I find out any of the secret information I will organize peaceful protests with all kinds of posters and banners criticizing the deplorable actions of Mr. Cheney.

Lightning McQueens said...

matt says you'll probably be a driver, because they always need drivers-so lay off the hard stuff!

Charity Jade Eyre said...

laney... i can just see you in the moa store talking to this guy. cracks me up. that's exciting!!! i told you i would read your blog from time to time and let me tell ya, it is a great study break/procrastination tool! i miss you!!!!!!!!!!!! taylor, i wake up every morning to "good morning baltimore." most of the time i am angry at the world for having to wake up so early, but on the rare days that i feel happy upon waking, i think of you! love you both!!!

Cheri said...

laney, you really make things happen! What an exciting event--in Utah, no less!