It was close to lunch time, and I opened the door to my office —
And saw a collection of people down the hallway, just outside of Senator Jerry Moran’s office. (The Senator and I are office neighbors. One thin wall separates his staff personnel from my office/lab.
I heard passionate words; a variety of voices, and I noticed the head staffer standing in the hallway, listening patiently to a mixture of anger, confusion, persuasion, and distrust.
45 minutes later, they were gone.
It’s early in the campaign season; I’m sure there will be more.
1. Why am I next to a Senator’s office? (A: It’s actually a great place to be.)
2. Who was this group? (A: I’m pretty sure it was moveon.org)
3. What does this have to with ultralight airplanes? (A: not much.)
4. What does this have to do with “Fear and Loathing” (Hunter S. Thompson’s famous novels/movie)?
(A: Well, I was handed a button which said, simply, “Dream”. In some sense, “Fear and Loathing (the novel) was about a pursuit of the American dream. And then there’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail”, also by Thompson. Seemed like some convenient parallels.)