Dan and I argue about a lot of stuff. And, fortunately, we agree about a lot of stuff. I give him lots of advice. And he gives me more. Sometimes it’s about the cat or the kitchen remodel, but mostly it’s about work. We’ve shared a life and a business for over 25 years. I can usually predict what he’ll approve of and what he won’t – especially when it comes to Bullseye.
He’s never had a problem with anything I’ve blogged about here. But I suspect that – given a choice – he’d keep politics out of the workplace. BUT, inspired by Ed’s comment yesterday (“My football, my rules”), I’m going to quit biting my tongue on this one.
I’m voting for Michelle’s husband.
Obama got my ear many, many months ago when he talked about discussions he’d had with a wife I knew nothing about. They were talking about his running for the presidency.
He said that she’d said something like “If you’re going to do it, you have to do it now. In a few years you won’t remember what’s it’s like to have been poor, to have had student loans to repay, to have struggled to pay bills. If you’re going to run, it needs to be now while you still remember.”
OK, I’m sure I took a lot of liberties with that “quote” since I can’t now find it anywhere online. But the substance hit me. And stayed with me. I fell in love with that woman. And her history. And the advice she gave her husband.
So I wasn’t surprised to still be captivated by her when she – and her awesome J. Crew threads(!) - showed up on the Tonight Show a few days ago.
Thanks for posting the Michelle on Leno clip online, Gary!
And thanks, Ed, for giving me the quote I needed. This morning over oatmeal when Dan says “I’m voting for him too, but that’s a personal – not a business decision”, I’m just going to say “My football.”