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Meeting of the minds--Jimmy Carter & Chuck Berry

Happy Presidents Day! Since it is Presidents Day..I was reflecting on all the presidents and presidential candidates I've had a chance to meet or chat with. Not counting rallies or speeches...I've either talked to or met three presidents or almost-presidents. I chatted on the phone with the elder President Bush while he was running against Bob Dole..Jonathan and I talked with Barack Obama around a year ago right now...and back in 1979, I got a chance to shake hands with President Carter. He was in the gym at Wausau Newman High School for an event honoring Congressman Dave Obey, who at that time had been in Congress 10 years.  It was kind of boring...except when I tried to get the Secret Service crew to smile at me. (No success). So what does that have to do with Chuck Berry? Nothing. (Except I did see Chuck live at Ho Chunk a couple of years ago.) But I did find find this very AWKWARD video of a St. Louis morning news show where they thought it would be a good idea to reunite President Carter with St. Louis' own rock and roll treasure, Chuck Berry.  Check it out!

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02/16/2009 7:38AM
Meeting of the minds--Jimmy Carter & Chuck Berry
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