What famous people have you met?
I did a search on this topic and didn't find anything similar.
There is a thread running about whether you'd disarm to meet a politician. In looking over the posts on that thread it's obvious most don't care to meet a politician......me included, but I might depending on who it is. As a group I don't think many of us are very starstruck.
Nevertheless sometimes you just happen to run into someone of political or celebrity status. It is interesting to note how these folks act when the camera isn't on them. In private do they seem sincere? Pompous? Hurried? etc It's interesting to hear about them from others who had a chance encounter.
OK, I'll start it. Just this week I got to meet our newly-elected Gov Bobby Jindal when he came to our small NW Louisana town. No big entourage whatsoever, maybe one assistant. Casually dressed. Very well spoken and deep knowledge on the subjects (hurricane recovery) he talked on. Not hurried, very approachable.
One antecdote I remember reading about him- BTW he was born and grew up in Baton Rouge. He and his wife have three children, IIRC nearing the due date for his wife on their third child, she quickly went into labor. He called 911 when he realized it was too late to attempt to make it to the hospital, and during the wait he delivered the baby himself. This was shortly before he was elected governor.
I've attached two photos that were taken while he was here. Note in one picture you can see he's wearing cowboy boots.....me being an ex-rodeo guy I thought that was pretty cool. In another picture he happened to be standing by a trophy case/gun cabinet at the courthouse. Note the type of gun inside the case......it's a real one!
BTW I did have to disarm to meet him......he was in our local courthouse for the meeting. Got to be disarmed there to go inside for any reason. Lot's of my leo buddies were there to see him as I did, of course they were armed.
Suggestion- Let's keep the thread open and avoid letting this develop into any sort of politician/political polarizing. Let's "police" ourselves and give the mods a break. :hand10:
I almost forgot, I'm editing to add that Jindal is very pro-gun, but ya'll probably know that already. I think the NRA gave him an A+ rating. On a side note, I predict he'll wind up in Washington one day.