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.
Shhhh . . .don't tell anybody. Some of my favorite people are Babe Ruth and Will Rogers. Ok, Ok, there are a few others: Teddy Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill are some of them! :-) OMG! does that make me an anti-feminist?
Wife, I think you can appreciate this one on several levels:
I was at a conference for History professors a few years ago. The facilitator told us to go around the room and tell the group a little about ourselves. One of the questions was which historical figure you would most like to be and why.
I said Teddy Roosevelt because he so epitomized his country and era both then and now. I figured who could not like Teddy? The Panama Canal. National Parks. He invited Booker T. Washington to dine in the Whitehouse as a guest.
Well the majority of the attendees were women and a large share were minorities. They cared a lot more about the Brownsville affair than the good he did.