Sunday, November 30, 2008

Two degrees

On reading my Kentucky alumni magazine today I ran across a book review of The Venus Week, written by the older sister of my first 'real' date (to a high school homecoming in the 7th grade - but that's a post for another day...) 

It turns out my one time date has made a name for herself by marrying Ted Olson (his fourth wedding, her first.) If you don't know him it's probably because you've blotted the memory from your mind - how he won Bush v Gore in the Supreme Court for Bush? Then was rewarded with an appointment as solicitor general for the US from 2001-2004. In her defense, she met and married him only after he stepped down from the SG post. His third wife (Barbara Olson) was killed on American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the pentagon on 9/11 - his 61st birthday. I suppose that'll rearrange your priorities: his new wife is a registered democrat.

As SG he argued (and lost) an affirmative action case against the University of Michigan, whose president then and now– Mary Sue Coleman – taught me biochemistry and prodded my entry into UK's medical school many years ago. 

Which only goes to show, it's not six degrees, it' two. And Kevin Bacon has nothing to do with it.

And as for former dates; no offense Lady, but I'd have to say I've upgraded.

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