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I Went To A Political Fundraiser This Evening

I went to a political fundraiser here in Houston this evening.

That’s something I rarely do.

This will shock you—But sometimes people at political fundraisers want something.


They want access and favors.


I was involved in politics for 8 years in Cincinnati, but I retain few relationships from my time spent in politics.

I don’t find always find political conversation interesting and I was never fully comfortable around the kind of people you meet in politics.       

Much political conversation is transient. You talk about things that are stale within days or even hours of the discussion.

You have enough of these conversations and you find you’ve used up all your time. 

The grave will be waiting to claim you.

( Look at this gravedigger below. He does not care who he is burying.)  

Politics is a trade very much invested in the here-and-now.

I do better with the past.

Without context we hardly exist.

(Please click here for Texas Liberal political history posts. I’ve only just begun these posts for the 2008 campaign.) 

I went to this fundraiser because I’ve become friends with the candidate.

She is an officeholder here in Harris County, Texas.

The event was held at a restaurant bar.

(Below is a picture of the establishment.)


 I found a corner, sat down and took out a magazine.

Talk to people?


Here’s what I was reading—

My friend spotted me and we talked for a few minutes.

Mission accomplished.

I went home.

February 28, 2008 - Posted by | Houston, Politics, Relationships | , , ,


  1. Wow, what a dive, at least the candidate didn’t receive monopoly money. 😉

    Ps. Welcome back to the “wonderful” world of politics…

    yeah…it sucks

    oh and I see that *I’M* not on the blogroll!
    Oh well… lol

    Comment by Tammy | February 28, 2008

  2. Be happy to add you—I think I missed my blog on your blogroll as well.

    Thanks for the comment. Please keep reading the blog.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 28, 2008

  3. Thanks for coming by, TxL!

    Comment by Melissa | February 28, 2008

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