Real thing: anyone actually MET a politician, of any fame or power level?

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    I happily have:

    Sarah Palin. October 18, '08. She came to Lancaster, PA (right down the road from me) to shore up our ticket's support in Lanc. county and the region, which was/still is crimson red, but I digress.

    After pwning some wacko lefty "protesters" outside the stadium, I listened to her speech, it was quite good, she made sense, was articulate, passionate, etc. She looks and sounds just the same in person, better if anything.

    BEST PART:
    When the speech was done, she began mingling with the burgeoning crowd. I fought my way up to her, snapped a pic of her on my old Razor phone, and THEN shook her hand. I then said "Sarah, you're amazing!" She replied "Thank you!"

    It was too awesome.:cool: After the rally, hyped up as I was, I refrained from other rally goers in kicking parking signs and pylons (the Lanc. County Obama HQ was right across the street and their parking lot was right next to the stadium lol)


    State Senator Mike O'Pake, June, '08. I was working as a Field Office Clerk for the PA Dept. of Revenue, and being my state sen. he popped in to check on us then state employees. The big LOL part was that he was being dogged by gay rumors for the longest, and he comes right up and starts talking to me.:lol:

    I tried as hard as I could to keep a straight face as he asked bout my pops, etc.

    Those are mine. Yall?
     
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    In all seriousness though, thinking of politicians possessing any power in of themselves is flawed. They are public servants, and nothing more. This is why people become indignant when politicians say things that are offensive. We don't want no lip from THE HELP :p
     
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    Oscar Goodman.
     
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    I! Know!
     
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    I met quite a few. Some are very nice people even if I completely disagree with their politics, some are complete jerks even if I completely agree with their politics.
     
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    Jack Danforth, Dick Gephart, several of our Mayors, Bill Clinton. Danforth through our high school youth in government group, worked on Gepharts campaign, the Mayors out and about around town and Clinton as a handshake in the crowd.
     
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    Idi Amin.... he kept eying me in a funny way. Didn't care much for him, he creeped me out.
     
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    I have no desire to meet any politician as I believe they are all corrupt lying self serving assholes.
     
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    Yeah, and they make a lot of money, politicians are the wealthy elite where I live, earning more than 3x the gdp per capita for virtually doing nothing productive for the economy or people's welfare. ;)
     

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