So the big news around here is President Obama’s visit to Asheville, NC, tomorrow to promote American jobs. The President will speak at the Asheville Airport, and I plan to be there.
In order to attend the speech tomorrow, each person had to show up personally in Asheville today to receive a complimentary ticket. Due to another commitment I was only able to arrive at the ticket location 40 minutes after they started handing them out. This photo shows what the line looked like after they had been handing out tickets for 40 minutes, 4 servers at a time with less than 30 seconds required to get a ticket:
Local TV news crews where there from Asheville (Fox) and Spartanburg (ABC). Looking at the high-res version of the picture there appear to be about 53 people not counting the press photographer in the photo.
One enterprising local printer was there selling t-shirts and bumper stickers, one of which particularly appealed to me, so I shelled out the $2 for it. Tomorrow’s trip to Asheville seemed the perfect opportunity to put this sticker on the car along with my Obama 2012 sticker that’s been sitting around for ages.
I’ll be wearing my Obama “Born in the USA” t-shirt and really feeling good about being a progressive for once as I drive my multiple-occupancy hybrid vehicle towards Asheville for my first glimpse of a United States President – no matter what the birthers say.