Tuesday, July 06, 2004
-I wonder what everyone thinks of Kerry’s decision to pick John Edwards as his running-mate. I try to steer clear of politics on A Citizens Blog despite the fact that it is my other big area of interest after sports because I don’t want to get off-subject, and I don’t want to alienate people who might not care for my politics. (I’ll tease everyone with these two tidbits: I’ve interned on Capitol Hill twice; and I drove a car in a Presidential motorcade.) I’ll just say that Edwards has an inspiring story and worked hard to get where he is in life. I doubt that I’ll ever be the success as a lawyer he was, but it did interest me that he met his wife in law school, much the same way that I met my future wife.
It is sort of on my mind this afternoon because Kerry’s big announcement was made about two miles from where I live in Pittsburgh, and Kerry’s wife Teresa is from this area. Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, one of the other VP potentials, is originally from Pittsburgh too: apparently he is a huge Steelers and Pirates fan. Odd that Pittsburgh is such a small city and yet it seems to be ground zero for the fall campaign.
-I love spy / espionage movies and TV shows: my favorite TV show is Alias, and I think I could pretty much be certified as an expert on James Bond. I guess that I like genre so much because it combines suspense and action together and plays to the Walter Mitty side of every guy: sitting in a library reading about estate and trust law you can’t help but day-dream about doing something, anything, else … Anyway, Spike TV is running Bond movies this month (yesterday they tortured us with some of Roger Moore’s worst work as 007) and they’ll be running some Connery films later in the month. This saturday at 4:00 PM is You Only Live Twice, one of the more underrated 007 movies. They don’t get back to classic Connery movies like Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger until later in the month.
I’m also looking forward to The Bourne Supremacy on July 23 too: I thought that the first movie (The Bourne Identity) was pretty exciting, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. I guess this is a trilogy of novels by Robert Ludlum, so there will be a third film coming along in two or so years. Aside from Troy I haven’t seen any movies this summer, so I guess I’ll catch it after the bar exam.
-Speaking of which … starting next week I may not be posting more than one or two times a week due to my studies. Look for me to return in full-force on July 29.