Skip to comments.Official Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball Reports and Photos Thread (Post 'em Here!)
Posted on 01/22/2005 6:55:01 AM PST by kristinn
The Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball was a wonderful, but exhausting time. I'm still wiped out. But, I know folks are waiting for pics and stories. I'll add my observations later, but I wanted to share one thing before I head back to the hotel to see 'Governor' Robinson and his family off.
We received a phone call from the White House yesterday. The Office of Presidential Scheduling called to pass along President Bush's regrets for not being able to attend our ball (we had mailed a formal invitation to him and his family.) We were told, "He hopes it went well."
As it turns out, the ball went really well after a late start.
Governor Huckabee and Capitol Offense rocked the house well past midnight. Impressionist Billy Finch did a wonderful job as Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful. Sauropod's video presentaion was stunning. The speeches by the Iraqis were very moving. WMAL's Michael Graham did a great job opening the show. Nick Danger was excellent emceeing the Eagle Awards. The St. John's College High School JROTC were magnificent presenting the colors. Richard Poe was busy all night signing copies of Hillary's Secret War. Seeking the Truth and his wife, Darlie, couldn't take a break--their 0Cents.com merchandise was very popular.
Thanks to all for their hard work making sure the ball went so well. And a special thanks to the active duty service members from Walter Reed and the Pentagon, as well as the veterans, who accepted our invitations as honored guests to the ball.
Please post your reports and photos or links here. I know alot of folks are traveling home, so check back over the next few day as folks check back in on FR.
Official Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball Reports
and Photos Thread (Post 'em Here!)
I'm using Firefox and have no problem getting the pictures.
Thanks Tonk and bump!!
linky no workee
They are fantastic and thank you for sharing.
BTTT Great pictures, looks like a wonderful time! Cheers :)
I run Zone Alarm and haven't have any problems, snopercord.
Great photos, all!
Hey Kristinn is was great to meet you and the other Freepers. Do you have the name of the Iraqi gentleman who is running in their elections? I'd like to keep tabs on him and see how he does.
You and the Mrs look absolutely wonderful. The pictures are terrific, thanks for putting them up!!!!
Linky should worky, be patient, they are on my home computer with dynamic dns.
Ok, got it this time! :)
I love seeing the stories and the pictures. I wish I could have gone, but it was matter of money and vacation time not in agreement. (sigh)
Oh well, I can live vicariously through the pictures. :-)
I emailed my son in Iraq this morning and I just wanted everyone to know how thrilled he was to have his picture welcoming everyone into the Freerepublic Ball. I would post the picture but unfortunately i don't know how. Sorry.
He also told me that they are packing up and should be starting to come home at the end of February.
Thank You, RaceBannon. It was so much fun, the night went by so fast!
We had a great time. My husband was very impressed with all the FReepers. He didn't realize all the FR does.
WE had a great time at dinner, with Race and the Connecticut crew! It was great meeting all of you!
Sauropod's video was awesome, and it was great to meet he and his lovely wife hellinahandcart (excuse my spelling on these screen names.) I think I was most excited as the ball had wound down, to talk to Buckwheat! He is so nice and so smart. I was impressed! WE have wonderful people on Free Republic. I am very proud to be a member. Thank you Jim for all your hard work!
We met so many FReeper, I can't remember everyone! So to everyone there, it was great meeting you! There is nothing more exciting than a hotel full of Conservatives, and Secret Service all having a great time...LOL
You were there????! Sorry I missed you.