We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The first is an entertaining story (it leads with a dramatic arc), describing one Bobby Jindal at a DC meeting in 2003, and the second is the transcript of the tv speech (responding Obamaís nom accept) the performance of which is still being touted as proof this fellow canít hack it nationally.