Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A busy morning

Delegate Kilili hosted an open house at his office this morning. He is in the Cannon Building up on the fourth floor in room 423. Stop by and give him a visit if you are in town.

The Friends in DC: Eddie Pangelinan and Becky Cruz with the Friends of the Monument...and my Mom!
Historic kind of guy: That's Delegate Kilili and me.
Uncle Ben: The Governor, his First Lady...and me.
We spent about an hour at Kilili's new office. We left around 12:15 PM and took a cab over to the White House. Actually, we took two cabs to the White House. Our first cab got rear-ended, so we got out and flagged down another one.

The Pew Team: Me, Rebecca, Josh and Jay
jean michel cousteau and sylvia earle
Famous people: Jean-Michel Cousteau and Sylvia Earle with the Friends of the Monument.
8 years of Bush and the environment: President Bush gave remarks on his environmental record before declaring the monuments.
Done Deal: Governor Ben Fitial and First Lady Jose Fitial look on as President Bush declares the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.
agnes mcphetres and first lady laura bush
Gift from the Marianas: Vice Chair Agnes McPhetres presented First Lady Laura Bush with two of our orange campaign t-shirts.
Exit Stage Left: President Bush and the First Lady thanking the other atteendees. Notice the orange t-shirts under the First Lady's arm.
james connaughton and jean michel cousteau
The Chairmen: James Connaughton and Jean-Michel Cousteau with the Friends of the Monument.
So it is done. We have a monument.

I wish I had gotten my picture taken with the President, but I have to be honest that sitting in the front row for the event was a real treat.

Thank you, President Bush.


Lil' Hammerhead said...

Cousteau.. too cool

Tamara said...

Awesome Job!!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I thought Fitial was filing a lawsuit and here he is, all smiles... pfft. What's up with him and his Jordans.

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