Peace Garden Mama II

A garden blend of family, faith and following the muse

   Feb 20

mama mondays: on meeting rick santorum

Senator Rick Santorum and we 5 women, Fargo/Haney’s Photography

 

One of the most interesting things to happen to me in the past couple weeks has been meeting Rick Santorum with a small group of mothers from our area during his brief stopover in Fargo Wednesday.

How did I happen to be among the chosen few? Knowing well some good friends of Senator Santorum’s probably didn’t hurt my being among the group to meet with him to discuss matters important to women. It wasn’t until after the meeting was set in stone that I asked my employer, The Forum, if they’d be interested in me attending as a reporter; at that point things took on a new dimension. They agreed but asked that I relinquish my Roxane-the-mom hat to toss on my Roxane-the-newspaper-reporter hat in order to be objective, which seemed fair enough. After all, I was sincerely interested in hearing from the senator, whether as mother or reporter, as I would have been any of the candidates.

My resulting article appeared in Sunday’s paper. I thought it might be fun to share it here on Peace Garden Mama today. The photo is a special deal, not having appeared in the original article. Yep, that’s me on the far right — proof that I was really and honestly present.

I think I speak on behalf of most busy moms when I say it can be difficult keeping up with politics, even though it’s a sphere that vitally impacts us all. So I am grateful for the opportunity to have heard, firsthand and up close, from one of the men currently vying for a chance to considered to be the next president of the United States. I’ll now add my notes from that evening to the collection of others I’m gathering as this pre-election process continues on.

It was truly an honor to be in that room, and regardless of how it all turns out, I will always remember my evening with Senator Santorum!

Q4U: Have you ever met a president or presidential candidate? If so, what do you remember about the experience?

 

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