I had a great time during two very busy days in Washington, DC, meeting with more than half a dozen members of Congress and senior staffers. I felt like I learned a lot, especially about the current GOP debate about health care. I'll talk about it on the show, but it really felt like those conservative members who opposed the Obamacare repeal bill last week very much want to "get to yes."
Here's an article I wrote about it:
Despite some fears of what a late frost might have done to the famed cherry trees, I got to see the DC cherry blossoms for the first time in many years.
And I got a tour of Speaker Ryan's offices, though only took a picture outside on the balcony, right above where President Trump was recently inaugurated. On the left side, you can see a bunch of cranes building new stuff in DC. The country won't really be in good shape until we don't need more construction in DC, and DC real estate becomes a relatively weak market rather than one of the strongest, as it has been for the last decade or so.
This seems like a pretty big deal. Let's see how you feel about it:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/29/what-to-expect-now-that-internet-providers-can-collect-and-sell-your-web-browser-history
This is why nobody should ever vote for a Democrat for US Senate: they do NOT believe in the rule of law. And this woman was the Attorney General of California!?!
Also this week in DC, I stopped by Fox News a couple of times, first on Monday evening to sit in the TV studio with my friend Tucker Carlson to watch some of his show. (Thanks to "the fabulous" Emily Lynn for making it happen!) Tucker is brilliant and funny, and I really enjoyed meeting his team, all of whom are much younger and more energetic than I am. TV is very appealing and the studios are technological marvels, but I have to say I continue to love radio more, not least because I can wear a t-shirt to work (though I rarely do.)
On Tuesday I returned to meet Shannon Bream, who took some time out of her exceptionally busy schedule to talk to me, and who is just as much of a sweetheart in person as you'd think she is from watching her on TV (or hearing her on my radio show), while also having the knowledge and brains to be an excellent anchor and, in my opinion, the best Supreme Court reporter on TV.
For what it's worth, I've been over to Fox several times now, and am yet to meet a person who isn't friendly and generous with his or her time, despite my being far less important or well-known than whoever might be sitting in the green room at that moment. They're all also very interesting to talk to.
On my trip, I learned that Frontier Airlines now asks passengers if they want to tip the stewardesses (or must I say flight attendants now) when buying snacks and sodas. I had a fascinating conversation about this with a Frontier employee (though not of the stewardesses on my flight) and I'll tell you all about it.
At a DC bookshop, clearly not staffed by conservatives: