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Luck of the Irish: O'Malley On Elite DC Guest List

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Irish American) is one of the featured guests at today's St. Patrick's Day luncheon at the Capitol.

Top attendees at the annual event this year include President Barack Obama and Brian Cowen, the Irish Taoiseach (head of government). Others include members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.

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O'Malley, who was seated beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's brother, former Baltimore Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro III, in the Speaker's box at Obama's State of the Union speech this year, gets special attention in the press release from Pelosi's office:

Pelosi to Host President Obama and Irish Prime Minister Cowen at St. Patrick's Day Luncheon Today

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi will host President Barack Obama and Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Brian Cowen of Ireland at the Speaker's annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon.

The following is a schedule of events:

ST. PATRICK'S DAY LUNCHEON

WHO: Speaker Pelosi

President Barack Obama

Vice President Joe Biden

Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen

Members of Congress

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

WHAT: Remarks by the Speaker, President Obama and the Taoiseach

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, at 1:05 p.m.

NOTE: Escorted from Statuary Hall; staging at 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn Room

The Capitol

Washington, D.C.

No mention of a vocal performance by O'Malley at what amounts to official Washington's most elite Irish festival of the year. With luck, you can catch the proceedings live on C-SPAN.

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