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Driving While W

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.”

Me: “Yes.”

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!

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