Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hanging out at the Roundhouse.

Today was the second day this week John and I have been at the New Mexico State Capitol at 8:00 a.m. to attend committee hearings on energy bills. Hearing the speakers in support and opposition to several bills and watching the interaction between the elected officials has been quite an education. The sessions have been held on the House floor.

We sat in the House Gallery because we liked getting a bird's-eye view of the proceedings -- although several people told us to come on down and sit on the floor to watch the proceedings, which was nice of them.

Of course they didn't get their business done Monday or today -- I think they may deliberately stretch things out to see how many days we will be willing to come back. I've got news for them -- we can outlast them.

We have gotten to know our State Representative very well -- he was the sponsor of the bill being discussed. Sorry to say he is slick and sleazy. But then we do have an election coming up in nine months. :)


Buck said...

Great pic, Sharon. And Good On Ya (that would be both you and John) for attending the committee meetings.

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

I have to commend you for attending these and keeping an eye on them. I think I would have stood up running & screaming from the building after just an hour or two.

Towanda said...

We all did a lot of murmuring and mumbling under our breaths...and rolling our eyes. LOL

On Thursday, at a committee John and one of our friends spoke in opposition to a bill on Same Day Voter Registration. When they both mentioned the chance for voter fraud, the committee chairman said there was no voter fraud in New Mexico. It was pretty hard to keep my mouth shut at that point!!!!