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Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter and the Conservative Congress

At midnight last night, dedicated Harry Potter fans lined up to catch the first of two finale's for the Potter series.  Reviews for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 are mixed but based on some of the commentary from bloggers out there, it's going to be a hit.  Even members of Congressional staff enjoy the phenomenon that is Harry Potter.

Jill Daugherty, staffer for Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole posted pictures on Facebook of herself and friends at the premier of Potter.  Jill is, by far, one of the more approachable, friendly and (dare I say it) sweet people working for members of Congress.  And because she is a Potter fan, has instant street credibility with yours truly.

And Potter fans across Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

The reviews from the "professional" industry insiders have been less than friendly to the latest of the Potter series, including a very mixed review from CNN - but if a conservative like Jill enjoys Potter, one can only expect CNN to have at least SOME disdain for the movie.

I'll be taking in the movie myself at some point and will give you both my commentary and the commentary of my step-daughter, Annamarie.  Annamarie is almost as big a fan of Potter as I and the hope is that we won't be disappointed.