A Politician is Born (maybe)

05 Jun

We don’t know yet if she’ll grow up to be a stateswoman, but Hope wowed the South Dakota Democratic Party last night at McGovern Day. Thank you to Scott Heidepreim and Marly Prunty for being gracious and inspiring hosts to Hope, and to Senator McGovern for making such an impact in our young daughter’s life. We are so proud of you Hope.


Hope as Senator McGovern at the Montrose 4th Grade Wax Museum:

Hope as George McGovern


Posted by on June 5, 2011 in activism, education, politics


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14 responses to “A Politician is Born (maybe)

  1. vince bartmann

    June 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Joe , enjoyed reading your blog! Way to go , Hope! Senator Hope Bartmann?

  2. Rani Gordon

    June 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

    So Amazingly Awesome! Maleah was so impressed. Hope, you inspire me 🙂

  3. Rani Gordon

    June 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Did you share this with Ms. Preshun? She would be so proud.

    • Jaimie

      June 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Hey Rani…we did tell Ms. Preshun. I was one proud mommy lastnight. 🙂 Not so sure I would have gotten up there….actually, I am not telling Hope but I wouldn’t have gotten up there. 🙂 So glad her dad taught her well!

  4. Paul

    June 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Very cool Hope! I’m jealous. I haven’t every meet anybody famous before!

  5. Ben Nesselhuf

    June 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for joining us last night. Hope did a great job. I thought it was adorable when Senator McGovern gave her a peck on the cheek. You let me know when she’s ready to run and we’ll get to work making it happen.

    • joebart

      June 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

      Thanks for providing such a memorable experience for us Ben. Your staff is really fabulous. You’re doing a great job. I’m pretty lucky to be able to hang out with such a neat kid every day. She and her sisters make us a couple of pretty proud parents!

  6. Jackie Jandl

    June 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Oh… Hope that wasjust wonderful.. Mrs.Jandl is so proud of you!! Maybe next year you can invite the President to our classroom!! Your a talented young lady!!

  7. Jim Beddow

    June 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Wow – do you have any video that we can view. I did not get back from Denver until Sat. eve and thus missed it. Can’t wait to hear the details. Congrats to Hope – she is on her way!!

  8. Jeanne

    June 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Very poised and articulate young girl.. You should be very proud!

  9. Sarah

    June 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Hope – I am so proud of you!! Watching this brought tears to my eyes, she is going to be a great leader some day. I’m happy to be her auntie!

  10. Nancy

    June 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Way to go hope! Great Grandma can’t wait to see this! You did a fantastic job!

  11. Colleen

    June 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

    This was soooo awesome Hope! I wish I could have been there. I am so proud of you! You did a great job!

  12. Jane

    June 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Great job Hope!! You did a wonderful job representing Montrose!


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