Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ten Famous People: A Bucket List (Number Nine)

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

Are you over the shock of the previous post?  Good, because my Ninth entry might surprise you, too.  Knowing I'm not particularily enamoured of politics, especially American politics, it might seem unusual to have two American politicians back-to-back on my list.

Yet here we are.  Number Nine on the list is none other than this man:



Ladies and Gentlemen, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II!

That's right, Number Ten's immediate successor is his immediate successor.  As I said, I'm not especially interested in American politics, but there was an incident early in Obama's presidency that really stood out for me... an event that came to be called The Beer Summit.

I won't re-hash the events before and after (read the link), but Obama's hands-on approach to mediating the dispute really impressed me.  You don't see that happening every day, although I don't know that that form of mediation would resolve any of the more serious issues facing the US (Ferguson, health care, etc).

As we're both family men, I'd like to have our respective families have a Beer Summit of our own, talking about parenting, job satisfaction, plans for the future, and hearing how the Presidency affects his family life.


** Spoiler alert:  He's the last American politician on the list.