Friday, September 16, 2016

Ten Famous People: A Bucket List (Number Ten)

CJ's note:  This is the first in a series of eleven posts.  Please refrain from commenting until the final post, as there will be numerous surprises on the list! 


There will undoubtedly be a few surprises on this list, especially to people who think they know me (but especially to people who know they know me).

My Number Ten is one such entry.  I'm not one for politics, but even I have voiced my opinion on this man, his decisions, his leadership skills, his intelligence, and have even questioned his humanity.  He is probably one of the most... polarizing figures of early 21st Century politics.

I speak of none other than this man:


That's right, ladies and gentlemen: the 43rd President of the United States, George Walker Bush.  One of the most hated men around the globe, and yet he's propping up my list at number ten.  Thought you knew me, eh?

Now, I know what you're thinking, "Perfect plan, CJ, get him drunk and beat the crap out of him!", or "That'd be a perfect time to take him to task over what he's done!".

Well, no.

The whole point is to share a quiet evening having a drink with someone famous, shooting the breeze and bullshitting with each other, not confronting, taking them to task, or voicing opinions.

While there is very little I like about his work, the wars, his track record, human rights record, etc, I figure he'd be an interesting guy to drink with.  I can't describe it, he's got this simple sort of Down Home charm, and I get the impression he'd be a gracious host (assuming you're not in "Gitmo").  One can almost imagine sipping a beer in the backyard, Dubya sipping a spring water while cooking burgers on the grill, smoking cigars, shooting the breeze about football, and listening to humorous anecdotes about Rumsfeld, Cheney, and his pals.

My wife once said, "He leaves a lot to be desired as a world leader, but he'd probably make a great neighbour".

I tend to agree.