07.16.2007 - Pints with the Prime Minister
The highlight of my most recent trip to Dublin:
The last time I was in Dublin was during elections. There were campaign posters everywhere - buildings, buses, light poles, small children, dogs. If it held still long enough for a person to tack a sign on, it had one.
So there he was, the head of state, leaning against the bar having a pint of what I presume to be Bass Ale. There wasn't anyone crowding around him, and the rest of the folks in the pub didn't seem at all flustered by his presence.
I too was enjoying a Bass, and with it in hand approached the Taoiseach, congratulated him on his re-election, and asked if it would be too much to ask to have a photo together. He was happy to do it, asked how my trip was going and some other small talk, then we both went back to our pints. Nice fellow. Now if I can just get that George Bush down to my local...
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