The rejected title was “The View From Capital Hill.”
When my sister graduated from Lafayette College in May of 2008, she was unsure about what to do with her political science degree and newfound freedom. I had loans, a lease and a day job (where I spent most of my free time reading political blogs) so, in the hopes that I could live vicariously through her experiences on the campaign trail, I put my sister in touch with a friend on the Obama campaign who got her a field organizer position. Three hundred and sixty-five electoral votes later, I’m in my sister’s apartment on Capital Hill about to reap the final rewards from the (admittedly limited) assistance I gave to her half a year ago.
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