Friday, October 12, 2012
Quick Take on Biden's Debate and a Memory
I hope all y'all watched the debate last night. Joe Biden was absolutely awesome. Given the nasty and ugly rhetoric preceding it, I recalled a similar from the past.
My son was captain of his high school swim team and that year the league championship came down to his school and another large high school from the wealthiest area of our county. A couple days before the meet, a local radio station interviewed the latter school's coach about their chances and he said, "Excellent!!! They don't have anybody." Our coach taped the interview and played it for our kids and, of course, they were insulted, angry, and ready to fight back to say the least. You don't win swim meets on just the stars; the kids in the side lanes contribute, too.
On meet day both sides (spectators included) showed up for a fight and got one. The opposition was arrogant and obnoxious as we expected. They left the natatorium angry and upset. Eric came up to see dad and I in the stands with a huge grin and said, "Excuse me, mom, but we came; we swam; we kicked their a##." Dad and I laughed a lot.
I think Joe Biden can say the same. What do y'all think?
Posted by Kay Dennison at 1:53 PM