A LESSON IN CIVICS HERE AND THERE
This was from my old Blogpsot blog, but I thought it bears repeating:
In August 1999 I was visiting Brazil by myself and staying with my sister-in-law in Belo Horizonte and my brother-in-law in Vitoria. I was at the bus station in Vitoria getting my ticket back to Belo Horizonte when I had the following intriguing chat with the ticket agent while my ticket was being printed:
Agent: "So, are you American or British?
Me: "I'm American."
Agent: "What state?"
Me: "New York"
Agent: "New York City?"
Agent: "So, do you think that Hillary is going to run for Senate?"
Me (alternately impressed and taken aback): "It looks that way."
Agent (as my ticket spits out of the printer): "Well, she's going to have a tough time with Giuliani. Have a nice trip!"
Four years later I still love this story. I'll leave it to you to interpret it as you see fit.