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From the Floor: In Transit

Sam White
Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County.

I really feel it incumbent upon myself to take a moment and express my concern for the people of Louisiana, Texas and the other states that may be affected, or are being affected by Gustav and its impending landfall. I have monitored the situation non-stop and will be keeping our fellow Americans in my thoughts and prayers.

I would also like to take moment to recognize the wonderful men and women who have been called into action to help alleviate the situation in the Gulf states. These courageous people embody the spirit of America's resolutions to helping others and I humbly commend them for the job that they are doing.

Last night I didn't get much sleep because I was so excited about leaving. I also spent all night trying to fit as many different outfits in my suitcase. Though it was daunting, I was able to pack all the clothes that I need, or that I think I need into my unfortunate case. I can attribute my years in the Marine Corps to this logistical feat. Anyone else who has done the SeaBag drag will understand.

I am currently in-transit to St. Paul. My airline decided to grace me with a four hour layover in Atlanta so I have plenty of time to think about what it is going to be like. There are many thoughts going through my head right now. I am trying to picture what it is going to be like and have a different picture in my head every time.

There are so many different wonderful things that the Twin Cities have to offer, and I am excited to have the opportunity to experience many of them. This is in large part due to the committee members from Maryland's delegation who have worked tirelessly to ensure that we have culturally rich experience while we are there.

However, even with the sleepless night I am anxious to get to St. Paul to take part in one part of the political process that has made our nation so great.

P.S. The airline food is still nothing to write home about!!

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 31, 2008; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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