I am back from a few days in Washington DC thanks to the generosity of the ONE CAMPAIGN. Also, spent some great time with the staff of Sojourners. But the main reason why I went to Washington DC was to meet with my political consultants and constituents and to declare my intent to enter into politics. Here’s my official video announcement appropriately in front of the White House. I hope I can count on your support in 2012!
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But alas, my wife, Minhee, again keeps it real and reminds me I am ineligible to run for the President of the United States since I wasn’t born in the U.S. Where’s the Governator Schwarzenegger when you need him?
In between some great learning sessions on “mobilization to end poverty” and great conversations with the staff of ONE, Sojourners, Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, Soong Chan Rah, Debbie Blue, and many other great conversations, Minhee and I had a small window to do some sightseeing. Here are some pics:
The National Treasury. I went to ask for my bailout but the statue didn’t respond.
The White House. No sightings of the President, First Lady, the kids, or even the first dog.
I texted but President Obama didn’t respond to my text message. I’m beginning to think that we’re not friends. The gate never opened up.
Minhee and I loved sitting here and soaking in the beautiful weather and the sight of the Washington Monument and took a few cool photos.
And the highlight of the short excursion was the visit to the Lincoln Memorial.