A short entry in update of the events of the days. I continue to be fortunate to see and run into the most fascinating people. I visited with a lady today whose husband is a 3 star general. She invited me to dinner and said she would like her husband to give me a tour of the Pentagon (I gave her a tour of the Capitol). That will be something I look forward to cashing in as a great learning experience.
Judge John Roberts paid a visit to the office today. I had run some things to the Senator’s car for him and was returning his keys to him. As I was walking from his office, Judge Roberts was ushered in. He shook my hand, I stood aside, and he went into the offices. I did not even know he was coming, but nevertheless, I was more than happy to shake his hand. I felt fortunate to shake the hand of the future Supreme Court Chief Justice. What an honor. I feel his power, I can sense a certain awe at the intellect and goodness of this man. I do not sense this with most others I meet, they just don’t radiate power. I sense the power of their office, but as individuals I don’t sense it. This man though, I feel the power of his person. I can only imagine what he could do for the highest court of the land. I am completely comfortable with him and his person. After some of my experiences lately, he gives me strength that some things are working for the benefit of our government.
Walking through the tunnels to get to Capital South Metro stop, I was walking through the basement of Cannon with Gavin, my fellow intern. We were walking behind a man who seemed familiar. I then said in a distinct voice, Mr Bishop. He turned around and it was indeed Mr. Representative Rob Bishop from northern Utah. I was pleased to walk and visit with him for a few hundred feet. Nothing really interesting. He seemed tired or down. I hope he is well. It was good to visit and meet him and shake his hand. What I would not give to sit down with one of these individuals and pick their brain for a while. I sensed a good man, but downtrodden. I wish him all well, especially in the House of Representatives, one can get lost in there. Such confusion!
I love the opportunities to meet and visit with these people. I am impressed with the amount of power these people hold. I am impressed with the strength and ability of Washington. I only wish and pray I felt more individuals who held this power within. Bishop seemed like one who could, but was tired or down. Roberts is a moving individual. Well, I close another entry. The little run ins are great, but I wish I could learn more!