Relic from My Past: Lee Daniels Cooler
One of the first "big" political fundraising events I went to was Minority Leader Lee Daniels' Golf Outing where he gave out these mini coolers. Somehow, among the second-hand furniture, bad Nike windbreakers and old cereal, this relic has survived up in Coloma Michigan. It is small and holds a six pack and that's about it. BUT, it is hard-sided and therefore not to terribly useful.
But, seeing it up in Michigan brings me back: I couldn't have been more excited to be working in politics and I viewed this as a trophy. I *was* working for the Minority Leader - and was rubbing elbows with big shots at Medinah. And...the cooler was proof!