Day: March 6, 2008

Samantha Power, The Book Festival and Distractions

Eoin Purcell

UPDATE: SAMANTHA POWER HAD TO RESIGN TODAY OVER SOME UNFORTUNATE REMARKS. IT COULDN’T BE A MORE SAD OUTCOME FOR HER! BLATHNAID HAS SOME MORE.
Distracted
Frankly, it’s amazing I’ve done anything this week. I’ve been busy obsessing over this. But I have somehow, including this.

Lectures
I left work early and drove to Dublin (a relatively limited distance I think, but I wish the road was better) and went to see a lecture by one of Barak Obama’s chief policy advisers, Samantha Power who has just release a very interesting book and one a pulitzer for this one! She didn’t change my mind on Obama, if I had a vote it’d go to Clinton, but I’d vote for Power for sure! An excellent speaker with a fine sense of the world she hammered points I have felt myself for some time about the Rule of Law and what not. It went too quickly!

The Book Festival
I’ve a breakfast meeting tomorrow then loads of Book Festival Stuff I want to do. It’ll be a good day.

Tired but looking forward to tomorrow
Eoin