Given a few of the comments and questions about my purpose here in Vegas I though maybe I'd better spell things out. I am not here on behalf of the United States Postal Service. The money you spent on stamps is not funding my trip. Nor does my employer endorse particular political candidates. I work for the U.S. Postal Service, but I am a member, an elected official, and a shop steward for the Amarillo Local #114 of the American Postal Workers Union. It is through the dues paying members that I am in Las Vegas serving as a delegate to the national APWU convention. It is the national body of that labor Union that has endorsed Barack Obama as they feel he will best represent the ideal and beliefs of the working class in this country.
And here y'all thought I was just screwing off and having fun while your mail was being delayed.
Also I wanted to point out to the world that frequent commentor to this blog and fine blogger and writer in her own right, Danette Haworth's debut novel for young readers was released today.
Check out Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning when you get the chance. I'm waiting for my copy to come in the mail right now. Of course it would arrive sooner of there wasn't more than three thousand of us rabble-rousing union workers away from our workstations.