After John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race, I was bummed. He was my #1 choice despite the fact that my brain kept saying “please not another southern white guy”! His message was spot on, and that’s what mattered. So, imagine how jazzed I was when my significant other sitting at the computer calls out, “John Edwards is coming to Anchorage???”
Me: (eyes bugging out of head) What? Are you sure?
SO: (earnestly) I’m looking right here at Craig’s list and someone wants a John Edwards ticket!
Me: Is it the Anchorage Craig’s list?
SO: Yes! Look! John Edward ticket for $185!
Me: Edward? or Edwards?
Me: (frantic Google search for “John Edwards Anchorage”. Please let it be true…. A site pops up. John Edward in Anchorage tickets available!) He has captivated audiences worldwide. He uses his unique abilities to connect people with loved ones who have passed on. (HUH?) Discover the comforting and hopeful message of this world-famous medium, best-selling author and renowned motivational figure. AAAARGH!
Obviously a case of mistaken identity. So much for that. That was the shortest emotional roller-coaster ever. Up-Up-UUUP-splat.
Well, there has been talk of Obama coming to Alaska, which would certainly give Mark Begich or any other Democratic Congressional hopeful a great bump. If I were Obama, I’d come up here just to make sure I didn’t have to work with Stevens or Young. Ever. Maybe John Edwards could tag along for fun?