Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prime Minister Helen Clark

So either no one is reading our poor little blog, or no one was familiar with the mystery woman from yesterday's blog post. She is none other than the Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark. And yes, it really was as casual and easy as it appears to meet and get a picture with her. I did not have to go through any sort of metal detector, there were no Matrix-esque secret service officers scanning the crowd behind their sunglasses (well, I did see one, but his name was probably Ollie and he looked like he still lived with his mum) . It was as easy as hovering near by her until her media relations person asked if I would like him to take my picture with her. She and I chatted for a moment, got a picture and that was that.


9 comments:

KatieD said...

Wow, I thought it was someone you may have known from the States, that is very impressive!!! And, YES we are reading your blog, and LOVING it!!!!! We miss seeing all of your smiling faces at Rancho!!!!!
Katie Dunn

Brandie said...

I know we were just discussing needing to make some true Kiwi friends and apparently, you aren't going to fool around. Straight to the top!

Brandie said...

I know we were just discussing needing to make some true Kiwi friends and apparently, you aren't going to fool around. Straight to the top!

Cathy said...

Gee, Joanne. There is something about your gentle magnetism...I always knew. It shines in the people you attract and who love you.
How neat!
Love you,
Cathy

Anonymous said...

There are indeed people reading your blog. I just no way to put into words how in really just a matter of weeks you guys have somehow experienced more Kiwiness than some New Zealanders do in their whole lives :)

All thats left is for you to buy your first pair of gumboots and have a barbeque on Christmas Day and the metamorphasis will be complete.

rach_aeiou said...

That's fantastic. Does she really have that amazing voice? What a woman! But i would want to check and make sure she really is. Did you check?
Go Helen!

Steve said...

I just love that picture of Helen and George Bush... the look of utter contempt mixed with revulsion. Beauty.

Patois said...

I saw someone's comment about her, so I knew who she was. But never would I have guessed without the comment. You look gorgeous, BTW, and not just 'cause you're next to her. And Steve is so right about the look on her face next to Bush. Thank goodness you didn't get that look.

SF.Shen said...

I love the scarf!

And I love the casual air about you. You appear completely at home.