I'm about two hundred messages behind in my email scanning. By the looks of it, about fifty or so are about Chicago Mayor Daley's son enlisting in the Army to be a paratrooper. That story has been in every newspaper and top news story on tv for the last few days.
My first thought was, Cool. Another Chicago Irish Paratrooper - somebody call Michael Moore (politician's son enlisting as a paratrooper).
Then, So what. The kid quit West Point so who knows if he can hack being a paratrooper.
Then, But he's got a pair. Daddy's reach is long, but not long enough to reach to Iraq or Afghanistan. And the Army won't care who his dad and uncle are...
Then, Matty, stop being such a judgemental @#$%. Just be glad that we have people enlisting during a war.
Anyway, I've been busy lately and hope to catch up on the email and the posting later.
Update: Just an FYI, Patrick is a Republican and supported George Bush (most Chicagoans know about this). There's a lot of buzz about how Patrick represents hope for the Democratic Party. Sorry, but he's not a Democrat...at least not one this year.
Update 2: Linda B. thinks that I'm going to be all washed up as there will now be another Irish Paratrooper from Chicago. That SOB will probably have a blog, too.
At least my dad isn't the mayor.
So, I've got that going for me.
Which is nice.