Friday, December 30, 2005

Road trippin' with our dear leaders

Heading off in a couple of hours to the upper reaches of Michigan to spend the New Year's weekend away from the gloom of the city. While I'm looking forward to spending time with friends and family, I'm not necessarily looking forward to the eight-hour drive. Road trips just are not as fun as they used to be. They used to be about the journey--taking pictures from the car every time the terrain changed, making pit stops for Sun Chips, stopping for group photos in front of roadside attractions and weird town names. Now, it's about the destination. I want to get there as soon as possible.

Thinking about some of the places I've been to or heard of, I decided to investigate the favorite roadtrip destinations of some of our politicians. According to the research organization FACT, when the job stress gets to them, our leaders like to go off to fawaway places with friendly faces. Can you match each politician with his or her favorite town?

And sorry about the extra space before the table ... still trying to figure out the HTML codes, but not right now, I have to pack!

1. Mayor Richard Michael DaleyA. Embarrass, WI
2. Edward Vrdolyak, former aldermanB. Carefree, AZ
3. Alderman Burton NatarusC. Nimrod, AR
4. Jane Byrne, former mayorD. Dinosaur, CO
5. County Board Pres. John H. Stroger, Jr.E. Ballstown, IN
6. Gov. Rod BlagojevichF. Slickpoo, ID
7. George H. Ryan, former governorG. Goodbys, FL
8. U.S. Rep. John Dennis HastertH. Burning Bush, GA
9. Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, JrI. Deadman's Corner, ME
10. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cubs fanJ. Suckerville, ME
11. Bill Clinton, former preseidentK. Hairtown, NC
12. President George W. BushL. Horneytown, NC


Anonymous The Mom said...

I'd say that except for Barrack, all of them have visited every one of those places at one time or another.
That was the point, wasn't it?

6:18 PM  

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