Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house, I had an interesting conversation with an interesting person. Tonight my wife invited her friend and her husband over for dinner. The husband of my wife's friend was very interesting. He is a former diplomat to a country I will not name, but because of his position, he met Reagan several times (I actually take it he was a CIA desk officer) to act as a translator and to provide "intel". He is an old Democrat, that switched to the GOP and now is back to being a Democrat. He worked "in the state department" and he says that the reason he switched was because in the 70's the dems lost their reality in handling the communists and the "east". As he said, "the dems didn't have a clue when it came to foreign affairs". However, he now disagrees with the GOP and is again a dem. The thing I found most interesting is that he still sees everything through the "Cold War" view. He has been retired for a while, so he is, in my mind, out of touch. Needless to say, we had a great time drinking wine and talking about politics. Just thought I would share during my drunken stupor!