Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday Morning Sighting

So this morning, I went out to the C&O Canal to walk. I usually park at Angler's Inn and then head up the trail toward the Great Falls Visitor's Center. On my way back to the parking lot near the inn, I passed this couple heading in the opposite direction. Can you guess who the man is?

None other than ousted World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz. And the woman he was with definitely did not look like his girlfriend--the one who was part of the controversy that resulted in his dismissal.

I would have done a U-turn and run ahead to take a picture of him full on (if he was someone worth fawning over), but when you're on a tranquil path like the C&O, you don't expect to see celebrities like this. And, I didn't want to appear to be gushing, especially since I group him in with Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney as three of the worst war criminals and violators of human rights our country has ever seen.

Oh, by the way, this isn't the first time I've seen Wolfowitz. I saw him once in Gettysburg, PA, too.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, you could totally tell that story to the newspaper! Ha!

I bet that was a beautiful walk....lucky you.

Sylvia said...

My former dean!

Janet M Kincaid said...

Kim: I'd like to think there's a story there worth calling the Washington Post about, but they'd probably just yawn and say, "Yeah? And your point is?"

Sylvia: I wonder if he'll go back to SAIS?

Sylvia said...

I'm sure he'll just join some swish lobbying firm.

Gunfighter said...

What a jackass.