I have been in the air for ages already; Thursday-Friday I am flying Washington DC to Amsterdam to Stockholm to Helsinki. Right now I am in Amsterdam, and the reason I am continuing to Helsinki
is an informal weekend meeting with a group of “Young European Leaders”. Our group (15 people) participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program
to the US during the Presidential Elections of 2004, and amazingly enough we still keep in touch. Sure, the three week trip to the US in 2004 was great, and the group was great, and that we had a reunion in London in 2005 was great, and that we are meeting again is amazing. Will be loads of fun, and thanks for organizing Riina!
* * *And as y’all know
, the US Elections ended on a much more positive note than in 2004. I am very tired but can recommend some reading: The Progress Report
goes right into whether this election was a triumph of the center or not; the DLC
certainly thinks so. And the TNR
already has a few interesting articles.