Blogs United in Hampton Roads - Thank You
A big shout out to McGuire Woods Consulting for the sponsorship they provided.
A special thank you to Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds and Virginia Delegate Brian Moran for their time. Blogs United had the top four gubernatorial candidates in attendance! Again, thank you gentleman for giving us your time!
I also enjoyed Communications directors Shaun Kenney of the RPV and Danae Jones of the DPV. they provided us with a party view blogging. I am not a member of either party, but I do appreciate seeing them both supporting bloggers.
I really enjoyed meeting Leslie Carbone and the brief conversation we had. My conversations with Greg solidified my beliefs that he is the powerhouse of the Virginia blogs. Spending time with Kat is always a joy and I love to watch her as she gracefully works a room spreading her wit and charm. I shared a table with Pam from Bearing Drift and found her to be charming and personable. Thank you Pam! Of course my dear friends Alton and Chris are two of the great friendships I have made through blogging.
One of my goals was to meet and talk to Vivian Paige. I was lucky enough to get to do that and enjoy several great conversations. What a lady! She even talked me out of one of my best cigars.
James Atticus Bowden...what a guy! I could have spent the day listening to him. The man had me fascinated with his knowledge and words. I am now enjoying his latest book.
I will have more later about the gubernatorial candidates speeches and my take on that.
In closing I don't think we can praise Jim enough for his hard work. Saturdays agenda and dinner is something I will never forget. I look forward to seeing the next event take shape.