It's not often that anyone of national importance passes through Binghamton, so I decided to pony up my $35 to the Democratic Club of Broome County and attend a luncheon for New York Attorney General, and gubernatorial hopeful, Eliot Spitzer.
The local Holiday Inn banquet room was almost at full capacity, and my sources told me that there were 320 people there- quite a respectable turnout for such a small town. Speaking of "small town," days like today freak me out when I know at least 10% of the people in the room, and I've only lived here 3 months!
My favorite was when the Mayor came up to me and thanked me for getting involved in civic affairs, and then introduced me to someone as a "member of the Main Street Advisory Committee." Who knew that showing up at one meeting made me something official!