Monday, September 29, 2008

Political Career...Over

I have always thought that being a congressman would be cool. Since I was a kid I have kept the idea of running for public office in the back of my mind.

I enjoy politics and spend a lot of time making sure I am educated on issues. I have well reasoned opinions and regularly take stock of where I am in life, with an eye on a potential future run.

To that end, I have always made sure that I kept no skeletons in the closet, always tried to act honorably and never do anything that would jeopardize that potential goal.

When I was younger I decided that I would never have pictures of me in ANY type of compromising position...sure, I am a goofball and there are plenty of pictures of me goofing around, but compromising? Nah...

When I made that vow to myself, I included the vow that I would never have a picture taken of me drinking alcohol. I don't know why I made that vow, but I did and I have followed it very closely.

Sure, I drink wine and scotch. I have known many a tequila and have a tough time turning down an occasional drink with an umbrella...but no pictures please.

That dream died 2 weeks ago. Dead.

It was murdered by the United Way.

Claire and I volunteered for a fundraiser that the Young Leaders Society was throwing at Virginia Beach. We were put into the beer/wine tent and told to serve patrons 1 drink in exchange for 1 ticket. For an hour I was pouring beers, passing out wine and generally making merry.

Suddenly I realized that the photographer was snapping away as I was drawing the tap...holding beers...sampling wine.

My dreams of no alcohol pictures is dead.

I just hope the American people can forgive me. *Grin*

13 comments:

Mabunny said...

We forgive you Bogart! Glad you've been so focused on your potential political career, :) sorry but you know dreams fade lol.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You can join my campaign. If your only indiscretion is that you HELD alcohol, you're going to look like a freaking saint next to Mr. Sock Monkey!!

Hallie :)

WILLIAM said...

Scandolous. I would not vote for you.

Stacie said...

LOL...I think we can forgive you.

juice said...

Have no fear. The only reason my husband isn't casting his vote for you as a write-in for president is because you're not old enough yet. Rest assured you will have two solid votes from us for whatever office you run for (as long as we can vote via absentee ballot). :)

juice said...

Dear head-dowsed-in-alcohol friend...
i'd remember the umbrella next time buddy :P
-juice

rs27 said...

I do the same thing. Then I noticed 6 pictures of me doing a keg stand.

Presidents do keg stands right?

Amy said...

I think Congress would do very good by you!

Kimmy said...

All is forgiven...and, if enough alchohol is consumed, it is usually forgotten too!!!!

Kimmy

Katelin said...

i'm impressed you made it that long with no alcohol pictures, very nice.

Sue said...

You could always say that you swished the alcohol around in your mouth but you didn't ever swallow it...(Hey, something similar worked for one political figure... kind of...) I'd vote for you anytime...How about Mayor of San Diego? We could use a new one...

for a different kind of girl said...

I don't know how good we are at forgiving, but we sure seem to put up with far more than a lushy candidate! Prepare your stump speeches, just in case!

Nashville? said...

Sure but *no* forgiveness for the Manhattan "straight up." That's just spin there Congressman, nothing more.