With a full afternoon on the doorsteps today, I just finished my fourth month of knocking on doors and meeting voters. I’m the only candidate in this race doing it, but I think it’s a vitally important part of being a good representative.
It was as beautiful a day outside as we’ve had in awhile.
Spent the morning at a board retreat for the Putnam City Schools Foundation. It’s a lot of fun to be involved with this school district I’ve known all my life.
Spent the afternoon knocking on doors. Ran into a lot of friends!
The Holts have been enjoying the Winter Olympics the past two weeks.
Here’s my one Winter Olympic memory:
On March 6, 2002, Jimmie Shea (skeleton) and Jimmy Grimmette (luge) visited the Speaker’s Office, fresh off their Olympic glory in Salt Lake.
Here’s the picture…
A little cold and a little chilly, but still had a great day knocking doors…
Finished with a full day of knocking on doors. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Holts!
Kicked off our fourth month of door knocking with a full weekend on the doorsteps. The grassroots campaign continues…
Tomorrow is the official Centennial of the Boy Scouts of America.
I was a Cub Scout, Webelos, and Boy Scout in the 30th Senate District for a decade. My mom was an active Cub Scout and Webelos leader at Wiley Post Elementary in the 30th District. My grandfather was a member of the original American troop in Pawhuska that actually predates the “official” first troop. The ideals and mentorship of Scouting were a significant factor in my upbringing.
And so, from memory, I give you the Boy Scout Oath:
“On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
Happy Birthday, Boy Scouts of America.
I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes in Oklahoma City today with my former White House colleague Dr. Condi Rice. I just think the world of her, and I was very hopeful that she would run for President, though I always knew she wouldn’t. She’s too smart for that.
On a related note, I received an update today from a Bush alumni network that I’m one of only 11 Bush White House veterans running for office nationwide. I guess in my own way, I’m a little piece of the Bush legacy. Dr. Rice is a much larger piece, and she carries it well.
The McCarville Report updates on the campaign here.