Kissell Campaign Welcomes Ambassador Joe Wilson to Charlotte

There is exciting news coming out of Charlotte for the Kissell campaign. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Congressman John Spratt (D-SC) will be hosting Ambassador Joe Wilson at a fundraising event in Charlotte on September 22, 2007 in support of Larry Kissell's bid to unseat Robin Hayes (NC-08). Ambassador Wilson is a symbol to many of us of the courage it takes to tell the truth and stand for what is right regardless of the cost.

Joe Wilson recognized that erroneous information was being used to convince Congress and the American people that war in Iraq was necessary and did what he could to shine light on these errors. He tried to bring more transparency to one of the most secretive administrations this county has ever known. For more background on Wilson, read his book, The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir

We are very excited to be welcoming such an important national figure to Charlotte. Larry Kissell's race against Robin Hayes is seen as one of the top congressional races for the 2008 cycle among many national pols and pundits. Larry's hard work last cycle has earned the attention of many on the national scene and the presense of Ambassador Wilson, Rep. Steny Hoyer and Rep. John Spratt is a sign that they recognize the importance of this race and the strength of Larry's candidacy.

It's exciting that House Majority Leader, Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland is sponsoring the event. As Majority Leader, he manages the House floor and schedules legislation that is under consideration. From his web site: "He also plays a key role in helping House Democrats determine their legislative agenda and political strategy, and building support for the Party's positions and delivering the Democratic message both in Washington and nationally. Prior to being elected Majority Leader, Congressman Hoyer served two terms as the Democratic Whip."

Another powerful and respected member of congress, John Spratt of South Carolina is also a sponsor and plans to be here to support Larry as well. Spratt was first elected to Congress in 1982. He is "Chairman of the Budget Committee and has been a leader in shaping the federal budget. He first served on the Budget Committee from 1990-1992 and was the committee's Ranking Member from 1997-2006. One of his proudest accomplishments is the Balanced Budget Agreement of 1997, which put the federal budget in surplus for the first time in thirty years. John is also the second ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. He serves on three subcommittees: Oversight and Investigations, Strategic Forces, and Air and Land Forces. In addition to his committee work, John co-chairs the Textile Caucus, the Bearing Caucus, and the Nuclear Energy Caucus."

This event is being planned and organized by Young Professionals for Kissell. Those of you who are long-time readers of BlueNC or readers of my diaries cross-posted at Kos and MyDD for Larry Kissell last cycle, will remember my first write-up of a Larry Kissell fundraiser. It was the first event held by Young Professionals for Kissell. Tami Vogel, the leader of the group, is one of the most highly organized people I've ever met. She pays attention to every detail and has put together an amazing evening for us all.

You will want to save the date. Mark your calendar and head to Charlotte on September 22, 2007. The event is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will be held at Spratt's in the Bank of America tower in Charlotte. Click through the image for a larger view of the invitation.

If you would like to order your tickets via ActBlue, Tami has set up a special account. Please go here and place your secure order. You must RSVP by September 15, 2007. Contact information is on the invitation above.





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This is going to be a wonderful event

Does anyone else remember when Larry couldn't get attention from folks in DC? Apparently those days are long gone. :)

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Very cool

about time we had a MAJOR Kissell event in Charlotte this year. I will pass this on to my offline Democratic buddies.

Excellent, Kismet

I look forward to seeing you there. MAJOR event is right. :)

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See you there!

It is going to be great!

It is indeed going to be amazing



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Woo Hoo!

This is going to be a huge event and I really hope my pals from BlueNC will join us.

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I'm definately going! This will be great.

You should cross post this on the Great Orange Satan's site. Lots of NC and SC persons there that will be interested.

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oh wow!

I'll have to add this to my calendar!!

Yay!

Glad you will be making your way from Raleigh for this. I think we'll have lots of folks from that area heading this way. I don't have spare bedrooms or I would offer you a place to stay. (I'm also an hour away from the event.) We might want to see about getting a block of hotel rooms at a discount for folks who want to come and spend time in the great metropolis of Chahlotte. :)

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ooh....great idea!

I'll make some calls this afternoon and see if I can get one of the hotels to give us a Blue NC rate!

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YP for Kissell

And let me just say, that this group knows how to host a great party. Props to Tami and everyone involved!

She is awesome

Proud to claim her as a friend.

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Steny Hoyer is MY Congressman

Haven't met him but his office peeps (and some visiting lobbyists) treated me real nice when I stopped in on SCHIP day. He's right next to Van Hollen (DCCC) and across from another Marylander. The 7th floor of the Longworth building is kind of Maryland-land.
 
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Awesome!

It'll be cool to have Spratt there as well. I like to consider him NC's adopted Congressman.

I would love to meet Joe Wilson

Can you even BEGIN to imagine what he's been through?

Huff's dad was CIA and even though he was a right-wingnut, he would have burst a gasket over this one, no doubt about it.

Have you noticed that the mainstream press never talked about how when someone covert gets "outed" anyone that anything to do with you whether living in the US or abroad is suspect. Even people who were not covert, were not trained to protect themselves, have no fucking idea what's going on. Your friends, your acquaintances, their lives and livelihoods are under threat for who knows how long . . .

Joe Wilson's wife risked everything to serve her country and has been treated like a traitor while the real traitors are unpunished and go one with their lucrative lives.

And the highly sensitive worksensitive work she was doing?

Plame Wilson, who worked on the clandestine side of the CIA in the Directorate of Operations as a non-official cover (NOC) officer, was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.

Who's picked up on that? Who's answered for the losses (not just of her work) but of the potential loss to her contacts in that area?

I guess Joe Wilson can't talk about that stuff and perhaps doesn't even know that much about it but I should would like to hear what he thinks of the media coverage of this story as well as the lack of punishment for the perpetrators and their allies in the cover-up of the crimes.
 
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I doubt Plame can confirm the damage

Her past work is probably still considered "top secret".

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But the media could do general reports

on why this is a bad thing. It's not like it's a secret in the intelligence community the danger of having people find out you don't really work for some phony import company in New York. And that's another thing. No one's talking (I guess because the less said the better) that her "company" got outed, too, publicly and the damage that probably did was not measurable.
 
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True.

The only outlets I've heard discussing those facts are Air America Radio and Countdown w/ KO.

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Kids' birthday weekend.

This is the weekend that falls between two of the kids birthdays. I'll have to pass.
Too bad, sounds like a blast.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Oh, come on Robert

They'll have birthdays again next year. :)

Actually, Ems is in Sept and Katie's is in October, so I have weekends that are booked in the fall too. This one works for me, though. Sorry you can't make it. I'll make sure to get video for you.

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This is great for Larry

and great for our prospects of electing an outstanding Congressman in 2008.

This is one I will not miss!

no way, no how! Let me know if you get that block of rooms, otherwise I'll stay with my daughter and her family who live in Rock Hill.

Have you gotten this up at Kos yet Bets?

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Actually, decided to wait on the Kos cross post

We've sent it around to key bloggers, though and will put it up on Breaking Blue at MyDD.

Oh, and meant to say....so very happy to see you here. :) Miss you terribly.

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Yeah, hello, momo!!!

I miss all of you.
 
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Yay!

this event just keeps getting better...mo is coming!

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Is there going to be a BlueNC contingent then?

I can hardly wait to see all of you again! Yay!

I do keep up with the Blue....but it seems that when I get on here, no one is home..... :(

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I'm going to try to go

My boy turns 18 two days after that, but hasn't made definitive plans yet. Libras are like that. So we'll see.


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PS...Anglico would say

Do or Do Not, there is no Try!

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Wait a minute.....18?

wasn't he only a baby boy yesterday? Where does the time go?

Have I mentioned that my son has decided to move to Japan? He and his fiance', Akiko have been given a house in Osaka by her parents and they decided that it would be better to start their married life without a mortgage debt. Here is a pic of the lovely couple......


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18.

I hear Japan is a wonderful place to visit, Momo. Hard to think about him being so far away, but I guess I can understand the decision.

Here's my baby. He's set on being a rock star, now. At least he looks the part.


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They're gorgeous

It must be the happiness shining through.

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NICE picture!

My baby boy and pride and joy....


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he's still deciding what he really, really wants to be when he grows up!


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But it's nice to know they get inspired everywhere.

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