Monday, November 03, 2008

Southern support

Even though we're thousands of miles away from home, some of us are still trying to make a difference and to support our candidate for president.

We posed yesterday at the ceremonial pole and will send the photo to the Obama campaign via various channels. I'm holding the Arizonans for Obama sign and Michael is to my left. My absentee ballot came in on the first Basler and went out on the second one so hopefully it will make its way to AZ to be counted.
We're still scheduled to leave South Pole on what will be election day back in the states, although it will be Nov 5 here. We've only had the 2 Basler flights here so far and we're behind already on getting new folks in and old folks out. Hard to say what the weather is going to be doing in 2 days and if we'll get those LC-130s in here as planned. We'll see if we learn about the election results in McMurdo or here.


At 11:42 AM, Blogger craig said...

Hmmm, 17 for Obama. Does that mean the other 75% are McCain supporters, lol. Remember the Nate Cannon debates!

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Heidi,
You and Michael have happiness on the road ahead - we will miss you very much.
You have left your irreplaceable legacy at South Pole.
" This place will never be the same without you ".
Have a future blog for us to follow your outstanding achievements.
See you later, Charles

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Heidi said...

Craig - I remember Michael almost strangling Nate...there are a lot of Obama supporters here but you how hard it is to get people to come out of their rooms on a Sunday afternoon. We're going to really miss seeing you here this summer!

Charles - thanks for the well wishes. I don't know if I'll be doing anything else as unique as wintering at Pole but I'll try to come up with something...

At 3:19 AM, Blogger craig said...

It's been hard not deploying, but priorities are what they are. Keep in touch and if you come through Oklahoma you have a place to stay.


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