Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Scaling New Heights

Today one of my bosses, Alberta Liberal MLA and Finance Critic Rick Miller, did something amazing.



To raise money for the Easter Seals, he rappelled down the side of the Sutton Place Hotel. That's him in the Batman costume on the left.


Risking life, limb and dignity, Rick raised over $2300 for the charity, which helps disabled youth reach their full potential.



Once Rick's precarious plummet was complete, he graciously posed for a photo with me. What I didn't realize was that Rick had an evil plan. "Come up to my office after and we'll take some more photos," he said.



Apparently Rick thought that since I was such a huge comic book fan, I'd want to try on the costume. Naturally I protested, but in the end, I relented. Could I really pass up a chance to dress up like Batman - and at work, at that? I think not. Sadly, I'm Christian Bale Batman trapped inside Adam West Batman's body.

All goofing around aside, I think it's pretty impressive for a politician to go out on a limb like this and raise money...while wearing a Batman suit, no less. So congratulations to Rick for being a truly dedicated (or should I say committed?) public servant.

6 comments:

Sean Woods said...

What I didn't realize was that Rick had an evil plan. "Come up to my office after and we'll take some more photos," he said.

I don't think I would follow a man into his office after hearing those words...

Anonymous said...

Earl, you are and will always be my Superhero! Christan Bale has nothing on you!

L, Squishy

susan_rn92 said...

Awww...
that is sooo sweet! Earl has love mail from squishy.

Allan Sampson said...

Hahah. Rick has gotten a bit pudgy as of late!

Rick was my hang gliding instructor back in the 90s. I heard he had moved into politics.

No fear following Rick back to his office! He's just a great guy.

Sean Woods said...

Sylvia, you never cease to disgust me with your loving comments.

Barf,
Sean

Anonymous said...

Be quiet, Neas!!!!!!

You know how much I adore you!

Just spreading the love, man.....

Sylvia