Things I've done and said that have surprised people in the last couple months

  • Publicly commented that the Clinton administration wasn't a disaster. Taken as a whole, I'd take four more years of WJC over four more years of Jimmy Carter.

  • Bush was something of a disappointment as a president. I should have expected it, though - the whole "compassionate conservatism" thing really rubbed me wrong.

  • I switched my voter regisration to the Democratic Party this year. I'm in good company there, I know. Still, it surprised me.

  • Refused to give John McCain more support than at the ballot box. I don't want a yard sign or a bumper sticker, and have no plans to contribute to his campaign. This after going to see Bush in person in 2004, and sporting a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker and pin for four years.