Feb 21, 2008
I went to the library yesterday afternoon to find some books on Abe Lincoln and George Washington for my home school Co-op. As I approached Main Street, I noticed quite a heavy bit of traffic for this time of day. Actually in Victoria, you rarely see much traffic downtown. As I pulled into the parking lot, I could barely find a parking spot. I noticed lots of cars in the area around the Square. I started seeing emergency vehicles, lots of police men and then I noticed some swat team people walking around with guns. Okay, I'm getting a little freaked out, but I was alone without the kids and very curious. I walked in the library and everyone seemed very calm. Maybe they weren't aware of what was going on just 50 yards away. Finding the nearest librarian, I asked, "Do you have any idea what is going on outside?" She was a young girl probably just out of high school, and she looked at me as if to say, "Duh!" Apparently Bill Clinton was in town rallying for his wife, and I was the only one in our city of 60,000 that didn't know it. Here are some clips of his visit. And no, I didn't go watch him. Sorry, if Hillary is your gal. I did think it was pretty funny that I was researching presidential stuff and a former president was right outside the building.
Posted by Susie at 7:45 AM