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The Friday Four

From belicove.com via Sweet Memes, here’s my Friday Four answers.

Q1 – Politics: A recent poll conducted by CNN revealed that Republicans favor former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, while Democrats are looking toward U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as their nominee. Looking ahead to 2008, do you feel you will pleased or disappointed with the person elected President of the United States?

I will be mildly disappointed, no matter who it is. It’s the nature of the beast known as American Politics to not attract the people with the best character, which is needed to produce the best leader. That’s not a slam against anyone in politics. But being in a position where compromise is a daily exercise, somewhere along the way values are going to be compromised as well.

But if I was a betting man, I would say neither Giuliani nor Clinton will be elected in ’08. Nothing concrete to substantiate my theory, but that’s my feeling.

Q2 – High School: Who were you in high school: a jock, prep, dork, geek, motor head, nerd, druggie, punk, straightedge, brainiac, suck-up, a/v cart pusher, teacher’s pet, slacker, club member, etc.?

Brainiac. The worst kind. I was the kid who would skip class for 3 weeks straight, and then walk into class the day of the test, and still score 95%.

However, if you’re reading this, and you think that I was lucky for having that ability: think again. Because it came so easy to me, I developed absolutely none of that self-discipline stuff I should have learned as a child. And it was probably harder for me to learn that as an adult.

Q3 – Roadside Attraction: If you were given free reign to create a roadside attraction, what would you create?

World’s Best Cheeseburger. There is no food in the world quite like the cheeseburger. When done right, the cheeseburger can be heaven…and when done badly can make you wish for a cardboard sandwich. It has to be char-broiled on a grill with charcoal and mesquite, and none of that Burger King “run it over natural gas flames” stuff either. Then a bun hearty enough to hold it, along with whatever toppings you want.

Q4 – 9/11: Do you agree with the oft-repeated line that “9/11 changed everything”?

Nope. It didn’t. But I sure wish it did.

If nothing else, the two weeks after 9/11 showed how polite, loving, caring, and genuinely special people can be. After that, it was business as usual for most of them.