Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ugh!

In line outside Lincoln High waiting to hear Bill Clinton speak for Hillary for the upcoming Oregon primary:

Early 20's Young Man: I mean, the Democrats have two candidates running but the Republicans have only one. How do they expect to win with only one candidate?

His Mom: I know! It's hard to believe how incredibly stupid people can be sometimes.

- Overheard by Patrick

2 comments:

Derek said...

Hopefully that is sarcasm, and not extreme political naivete, in effect.

Patrick said...

No, I'm sorry to say it was quite real. Bill Clinton was late, so I spent from about 4:30 to 6:30 in line with this whole family behind me.

The rest of their ramblings were about what manner of Lexus or BMW they were buying next, and their next European vacation.

Then I stepped maybe two feet out of line to buy a bottle of water from a guy coming around and the dad took those few seconds to try and take my place.

It was awesome to see a former president speaking, but I almost just walked away after not being able to stand the people behind me.