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. :)