Since it was considered poor organization on my part earlier in discussions that I had not yet obtained a permit for the kickoff event on 1/21/2011, I wanted to point out that Today I got confirmation that the permit was in the Capitol Police's office waiting to be picked up.
I cannot but feel like the stipulation that I have a permit in hand before any endorsement could take place reduced interest in the siege to a point where the Kickoff event was unworkable, but for the record and maybe future occasions, I did secure the permit in plenty of time to have held the event as scheduled.
I am not trying to lay blame for anything. I just want to point out that I thought a great deal was made about something that I never thought would be an issue.
Due to the inability to reach everyone interested in the kickoff event, I will nonetheless be there. If any were considering attending the siege on Monday the 24th and get there on that Friday the 21st, I will be out front of the Capitol building in my place, with a microphone.