Blanco is one of five governors who are visiting Iraq for a touring of the current living conditions. She'll have a debriefing by the prez on Thursday after that... I must stand up and applaud this. It's a bold and inspiring move. I'm not sure whether she volunteered, politicked, or just got chosen, but it's a classy move, and one that increases our visibility on the national landscape. I hope that she learns and brings back something that can translate meaningfully during her tenure.