paul wellstone. perhaps the coolest politician ever. (stupid plane crash.)
anyway, a few years back, after i dropped my computer off for new parts near the u of m campus, and before a bauhaus show, my friend and i stopped at a fast food place on campus. we were both gothed up... pale face, black lipstick and nail polish, black clothes, tall black shoes, etc. we order and get the food and go sit down.
about halfway through the meal, i look up and see wellstone at a table dining with someone who looked college professor-y. i tell my friend... 'hey look, it's paul wellstone.' (i'm just that good with the obvious.)
and we start discussing how he's the only politician in minnesota that completely rocked and the volunteer time my friend did with his campaign.
he apparently overheard us, and stood up to introduce himself. he was not at all phased with our appearance (hey, he had been a college professor) and didn't seem to think it out of the ordinary that we had recognized him. considering how we were dressed, that was so completely coolass. and from what i have heard, that's how he just was.
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