Sunday, April 27, 2008


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


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.