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Since everyone's squeeing about Rosenbaum....
chris fall by rainbowkisses31
On that WB thing, and I'm not that excited about things he says anymore, I decided to devote my time to continuing to convert happyminion's sis to the ways of the swimfan:

First, a pretty funny interview with her man Aaron:

Hail to the Chief
What would Aaron Peirsol do if he were running for president?
07:16 PM CDT on Thursday, August 19, 2004

Aaron Peirsol, 21, swam for the University of Texas at Austin for two years before turning pro. The Irvine, Calif., native heads to the Olympic Games in Athens as the reigning world-record holder in the 200-meter backstroke and is a favorite in the 100-meter backstroke. At the 2000 Olympics, he won a silver medal in the 200 as a 17-year-old. Here, in an interview with staff writer Rachel Cohen, is what candidate Peirsol said he would do:

What would your campaign slogan be?
“Get ’er done.”

Your campaign song?
“Bring It on Home” by Led Zeppelin.

California is always a big state in the presidential election. Do you think you’d have a problem doing well?
I’d own this state. At least Southern California. Northern California is a different state - I’d have to put on a different facade, I think. But I think I’d do all right.

Of all the swimmers you know, who would make a great politician?
Tom Wilkens [2000 Olympic bronze medalist in 200-meter individual medley, not competing this year]. He’s always the team captain. Kaitlin Sandeno [qualified for Games in 400 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley]. She’d be a little sprite.

Who would be the behind-the-scenes guy?
We have some pretty smart guys. Erik Vendt [competing in 400-meter individual medley and 1,500 freestyle]. There’s a couple guys with really cool heads. I’d say most of the guys team.

Do you have a favorite politician?
I don’t really like politicians too much. [Laughs] I’m a pretty liberal guy. I’m not like super liberal - no Michael Moore.

So you would definitely cast yourself as an outsider candidate.

If there was one law you could change, what would it be?
If you can die for your country, you can drink.

Aaron...I don't find ya hot, but you freakin' won me over with that last statement. Let's me, Phelps, you, and Sisminion go have a beer! Don't worry--I'll order for Phelpsie!

And the other half of the mortgage ad featuring Aaron.

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Jennifer: Awwww, I love Shannen!

Thank you for sharing this. We are impressed that he used facade and knows what the word means. Also that he grasps that Northern California is a different animal than SoCal.

Jenn also says to tell you she bought her People today and thanks you for the heads up. She has pulled it out numerous times to look at today and pet and she took that thing to class with her this afternoon and showed it off down there at the university. *g*

Obsession runs in my family, you see!

Hee! Glad she liked it! Aaron seems like a pretty funny and cool guy. When I come across more info on him, I'll be sure to help enable her! :D

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