From a reader:
I watched the convention in Connecticut at one of the thousands of nationwide “Party for the President” events. The host picked my name out of a box and I won a Bush/Cheney hat and put it on. I hate hats, but oh well. Driving home, I hit a sobriety checkpoint set up in honor of the new .08% law.
Cop: “Where are you coming from?”
Me: “A party … watching the convention.”
Cop: (Pauses, looks at hat) “Did you do any drinking.”
Cop: “How much?”
Me: “A couple of glasses of wine … “
Cop: (Casually, as if we were buddies chatting.) “The convention, huh? You’re wearing a W. hat. You a Republican?”
Me: (Not sure which was the “right” answer …) “Yeah …”
Cop: (Quietly) “I’m a Republican, too. Go ahead home.”
In Connecticut, of all places!