Cuba travel buzz on the Hill despite the “tea party depression”
I admit I am really poor at using twitter on my blackberry, so the update(s) are delayed and I had to finish up my thoughts on the arrival of the 112th Congress right here on my blog.
A good friend, who is young and brilliant Cubana presently working for Congressman Bobby Rush, invited me to her boss’ open office party. I ended up spending hours hanging out in Rush’s office with a steady stream of Congressional members (mostly from the Congressional Black Caucus), their staff and lobbyists networking and enjoying the endless food supply. It was the place to be with the “smell of BBQ and soul food” calling to congressional staffers from down the halls. It was a great opportunity to just informally chitchat with folks of all political walks. And of course to chat about U.S.- Cuba policy. Everyone I spoke with, from members of Congress, their staffers, lobbyists to even the food cater shared with me that they “loved” visiting Cuba or that they want to go!