I just know that the introduction of this thread.....and, specifically, this topic.....will bring out the best and the worst of the residents of Cyburbia. But I will throw it in the fire, anyway.....
Imagine that YOU were invited to a dinner with the President of The United States, George W. Bush. Just you and "Dubya". One (1) hour. No handlers. No notes. No reporters. Just you and The Prez.
What would YOU talk about? What would you ask him or tell him? Would you be courteous? Would you be "fair" in your conversation?
Would you talk about yourself? Would you explain the positive or negative impact of his policies on your family and your life? Would you talk about sports? Would you try to convince him of anything?
Perhaps you would "freeze" or sound like Jackie Gleason doing his "humna-humna-humna" bit? Would he intimidate you?
Would you smack him? (Just kidding, double-secret probation Secret Service squad reading plannerblog entries. )
For the record.....
He would probably intimidate me at first. Yes, I would tell him about my family and talk about his family. Baseball would certainly be mildly discussed. I would hope to focus any "arguments" that I have with present policies on the issues that are most important to me, such as a move to more liberty and less government, reducing taxes, the debt problem.
No matter how I have felt about all of the USA Presidents we have had since 1948 (when this Bear was borne) I would feel honored to shake the hand of any USA President after our one (1) hour dinner.
What say you?