A quick visit is a better description. I was escorted through security at the state capitol building and found myself in the Governor's outer office - really interest Florida Highwaymen landscapes. We were then told the Governor was running late (I expected to be told he was cancelling. But after about 15 minutes I was led into his office. Beautiful office with a pleasant sitting area. After the photo op we talked for about five or ten minutes. Governor Crist is a very likeable individual nad it's easy to see why he so popular in Florida. For those who have asked: he's of average height, looks just like his pictures and looks you in the eye as he talks. His sisters are teachers and he minored in education. I did have the opportunity to make a pitch for supporting the proposed state science standards and for his participation in this year's TOY Roundtable. I pointed out he was missed last year and it is a great opportunity to hear from teachers first hand. Time will tell.
We talked abut the environment and the importance of education if real change is to take place. The Governor's Aide came in, I took my hint, and our meeting concluded. It was a nice visit, but I didn't have expectations that a meeting would change the world. Hopefully the Governor will be more of a presence at future teacher events. Mr. Crist has my card so maybe he will read this.