Talk about a road trip.
Patty Briguglio, president of the Raleigh PR firm MMI Associates, and Lisa Pineiro, president of Technical Services Inc., a Durham recruiting firm for the electrical construction industry, will hit the road this morning and head for Washington.
Destination: White House.
The women were invited by ABC News to take part tonight in special edition of "Primetime" that will focus on efforts to change the U.S. healthcare system. Briguglio and Pineiro will participate in a Q&A session with President Barrack Obama.
It all started after Pineiro won the U.S. Small Business Administration's award for the 2009 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year.
An ABC producer called to ask if she would be interested in coming to the "Primetime" event. During the conversation, Pineiro also suggested ABC contact Briguglio.
The White House might have its hands full.
Both women are pistols and unafraid to speak their minds.
And on the issue of healthcare, they've got strong opinions.
"If you want to ask me a question about healthcare reform ... I'll get on my soap box and talk to you until you can't stand it," Pineiro said.
After the "Primetime" show the women plan to get back in the car and drive through the night to reach the Triangle for Thursday morning appointments.
White House security might be wise to check their pockets before they walk out the door.
"The last time I was at the White House, I stole (paper) presidential cocktail napkins," said Briguglio, who attended a town hall gathering about five years ago with President George W. Bush.
"So I could prove I was there," she said.