Yesterday afternoon we had our first committee meetings. Transportation met at noon, Education convened at one and Universities and Colleges came together after adjournment around 2:30. We're starting to run around so much, the Capitol is, as Rep. Norquist pointed out, as "tore up as a sack of monkeys." He also came up with several other metaphors from which I will draw in later posts.
I also learned today that I was being promoted to Vice-Chairman of the Special Committee on Poverty. I'll be working with Chairman Reecy Dickson.
Finally, my pages are up this week from Hattiesburg. I've got two Hattiesburg High students- Taylor Willis and Claire Ratliff. Both have done a fine job and are making new friends.