This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 28, 2008 - 2 p.m.
Yesterday, I attended a National Women's Leadership lunch at the home of a woman who lives here in Denver. Sen. Claire McCaskill was there as well as other female office holders. Gov. Howard Dean, head of the DNC, spoke at the lunch. At one point, he talked about how his wife doesn't enjoy many political events. He said Sen. Evan Bayh's wife, Susan Bayh, acted as a surrogate for events. He introduced her to the room and she said, "I'm still your last chance for tall children!" Gov. Dean turned bright rad and the whole room really enjoyed her joke. Before he left, I got my picture taken with Gov. Dean, which was very exciting.