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Thursday, September 25, 2003
      ( 8:25 AM )
Bus Stop Conversation

(the following is totally true and happened this morning)

Man with yellow shirt and black tie who is having trouble lighting his cigarette, sees the campaign buttons on my backpack: "'Give 'em Hell Howard' - Who's Howard?"

Me: "Howard Dean, he's running for president."

Man: "So you're not going to vote for Bush then?"

Me: "Nope, no way."

Man: "Isn't Howard Dean that guy that broke into the Watergate?"

Me: "Uh no. You might be thinking of John Dean...but he didn't actually break into the Watergate, he just worked for Nixon."

Man: "Oh, right, that guy was Cuban. But he also helped kill Kennedy, right?"

Me: "Oh look! There's the bus!"

UPDATE: After relaying this story to my workmates, just discovered that: my friend's sister's ex-husband's stepmother's first husband was John Erlichman (verified by email today). Twilight zone, dude.

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