Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Phriendly Jaime, I May Buy You That Beer Yet

I may owe Jaime over at West of Shockoe a beer yet. I’m still skeptical about Gore running in 08, but as I’ve said many times, if I hear certain names I’ll get interested. Well as this post in the NY Times political blog, The Caucus, shows, one of those names popped up. It's Peter Knight, a long time Gore insider and he's organizing a reunion dinner for former Gore fundraisers to mark the 20th anniversary of Gore's first run for president. Here's what the Caucus had to say about the event scheduled for May 8:

It’s not a Gore ’08 strategy session (at least not officially), but about 20 former fund-raisers and supporters of former Vice President Al Gore will gather in Washington next month to talk about politics, memories and Mr. Gore’s future at a dinner being organized by Peter Knight, his close friend and political ally.
On the other hand:
Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for Mr. Gore, said Mr. Knight and another former Gore fund-raiser, Mary Pat Bonner, were organizing the dinner at their own initiative, and that Mr. Gore — while honored — would not be attending.
Well, I'm not convinced that Gore is going to run. And this may just be an innocent little reunion dinner to sit around and reminisce about the good old days. Yeah, right.

I’m listening. I’m hoping. And Jaime, I hope I will owe you a beer. If he runs, you name the location.


Phriendly Jaime said...

When my name and beer is mentioned, I cannot help but come out of my blogger hole.

Believe me, if Gore runs, there will be a kegger here at WOS, and all are invited.

Jim Hoeft said...

I hate to say this, but there are worse Democrats that would drive me nuts if elected -- and they're all currently leading the pack of wannabees. Gore, while having the persona of the trees he wishes to protect, would not be the worst choice for the country.

How's that for an endorsement?

AnonymousIsAWoman said...

Jim, I take that as a ringing endorsement of my guy - thanks :)

But please, I am very fond of trees.