They had staff waiting on us to help take our bags to our rooms. I debated whether to go to the governor’s suite or not, but curiosity got the better of me.
I surrendered my car key and followed everyone to the lobby to get our room keys. I was ushered in and saw the governor was in another room, deep in conversation with his staff and the senator. She would be with us for all the events tomorrow and even the one Sunday. We’ve not really talked about this issue ourselves,” Bev said.
It was a smaller city with about forty-three thousand full-time residents. Behind them was a big eight-foot poster of my character, Stryker, with a table in front of it. I’ll get you the information so you can do that.” “I can handle that,” I said. Fritz had someone install both dash cams and internal cameras in the SUV, so I wasn’t worried about anyone stealing anything; but I didn’t need to tempt fate, either. I walked out with a couple of the volunteers and had them grab a couple of boxes of photos. I think the governor must have some serious funds for his campaign, if the buffet was any indication. I showed the girls the buffet as I went back for ice cream. When Jett and the girls finished, I clapped along with everyone else, and she handed me the mic. I could see Max wanted to move things along, but he’d sent me out to MC. If you go over that amount, it’s your responsibility. “That evening we’ll have a fundraiser dinner, which you’re all welcome to contribute to, but it’s not required,” Max said. That didn’t mean that New Yorkers couldn’t be nice, or people from LA were a bunch of slackers. The governor’s motorcade blew past us, so I decided to join the parade of big black SUVs.
They scheduled the rally at the Convocation Center, a 10,000-seat multipurpose arena. Max, a member of the governor’s campaign staff, met us. “Max, this is my wife Ava and daughter Brook,” Ian said as introduction, and then turned to me. Next to that was a poster of Birthrite and a similar setup. What I’d like to have you guys do is help with voter registration. I grabbed my garment bag and a pair of dress shoes. There was a full salad bar; beef, pork, turkey and shrimp; a pasta bar; and ice cream sundaes. “Please remember that you’re representing the governor and senator, so try not to get arrested,” Max said with a smile. Having a state trooper lead the way with his lights flashing cut our commute time considerably.
I expect there will be further internal investigations, and there will be training and counseling for the force,” she said. The problem is that none of the men they suspect has ever had their DNA tested.” “So, why don’t they just take his DNA and test it? His dad would stop any attempt to take it against his will. I think if he had his way, we’d have our National Guard roaming the streets enforcing an after-dark curfew,” he complained.
“I understand you can’t paint everyone with the same broad brush, but that’s not how the public is reacting. They’re making claims that if you’re of color, the police treat you differently than if you’re white. I’m certain the police react differently based on the color of someone’s skin at times as well. I know it sounds bleak, but now that the police are taking this seriously, I trust they’ll figure things out and get him and his fellow rapists in the end,” Bev predicted. “David, Max was really happy with you and the band you suggested. “There is the cheesehead issue,” I said, which got me some curious looks.
Crap, I thought the best I could get was 2400 when I added the essay section. I might have to go to State or even junior college,” I complained. Brook had her phone out doing searches to see how good that was. “Ooo, it looks like you could barely qualify for Harvard.
Brook leaned forward and smacked me in the back of the head. Northern Illinois University is home to twenty-two thousand students and was located in De Kalb, 65 miles from Chicago. I guess we should get inside so I can walk you through everything,” Max said, and he walked into the arena. I saw several tables set up with a voter registration sign above them. The governor has asked if you wouldn’t mind playing MC, introduce the band, and then once they’re done playing, introduce all the guests. Could I have your keys so we can get the photos and any luggage you might need? “I’ll just go out with them and help,” I suggested. I pointed out Max to Angel so she could get the band’s equipment set up. I would guess there were probably close to three thousand people there. Governor Higgins found me finishing my job of taking pictures and handing out photos to registered voters. I convinced him to take one with Ian, Ava and Brook. I have to say that the band played a great version of the song. We’ve arranged for you to be able to spend fifty dollars a day at the hotel. Three will be at universities: University of Chicago, Loyola and De Paul. We’ll pack up the band and everyone working the first part of the event, then go to the next college, and repeat the process. Granted, LA had better weather, and there was a lot to be said for New York. I know it was stereotypical, but Midwesterners were much more polite than New Yorkers and had a better work ethic than people from LA. I’d learned some from Rosy, the James’ cook, but between having to speak it in class and Lily tutoring me, things were coming along. I’d already said I would help out, so I’d keep my word. Peggy had agreed to swap cars with me for the weekend. Her parents gave her a look, but I kept my mouth shut. (Sorry) I found that, with Lily’s help, I was picking up Spanish quickly. I guess you did okay.” I let out my breath with relief. Mom said she’d send it to Kendal so she could forward it to whoever wanted to see it for football recruiting.“I’ve thought a lot about investing in Mass Construction. Even if we ran into some backlash, I don’t think it would be significant. Now that there’s a link, they’re going to reopen the cases and look at them with fresh eyes.I just have one concern: will the issues surrounding Bev hurt your business? Our clientele tends to think in terms of getting the best-built home, not the politics of my wife.” “What do you think? “I think the police shooting was a travesty and I can see why people are upset. What I can’t do is throw all the police under the bus because of one idiot. They’ll run the DNA found through the database and hope for a match. Unless they get more evidence, it’s all just circumstantial. “My eventual opponent in the general election is a jerk. A couple went into some offices and shot a bunch of people. He’s all up in arms that I don’t have any plans to combat terror in the state.