Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Anybody can be president

Overheard this on NPR's great show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."  Their guest was somebody (I never found out who) that grew up in a strong Irish Catholic family in Boston.

He was asked what he thought about Obama winning the election, and he said (paraphrased as best I can):

When I was in school Kennedy won the election.  The nuns at my school told us that this mean anybody could be president, anybody.  So I went home and told my Dad this and he said "yes, it's true, anybody can be president."  And I said "so that means I can be president!"  And my Dad said "You?  Pffff!  What are you crazy?" 

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