One month after the 2012 election is a good time for assessing, reviewing and consideringusing the past to help gauge the future. Mary Ellen McCaffree is a onetime Washington State legislator, and a former state official, a pioneering executive in a number of positions. This evening she is joined by outgoing Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed for a conversation centered around her recent book, Politics of the Possible: The Decade Our American Democracy Worked: A View from the Inside (with Anne McNamee Corbett co-writing). "Is this story of value? Absolutely. A remarkable moment in a state's political history, described beautifully. Readers will tend to weigh what they see happening today against the important principles it lays out so effectively ..." – Bill Gates, Sr. Moderating the evening will be Alison McCaffree.