social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Jonathan Suttin

What does Jonathan have to say?



My One Chance

If there was someone who truly had been annoying you the last eight years and you finally had a chance to "tell them off" would you do it?  It seems like a no-brainer right?   Someone has been a thorn in your side and now you can finally meet them face to face and tell them they stink. I had that opportunity over the Fourth of July holiday weekend as I was sitting just a few feet away from former Vice President Dick Cheney. Hear me talk about it on air adamsLet me give you a little background.  I was celebrating the holiday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with Lindsay and her parents.  Her folks have a condo and visit there a few times a year.  If you haven't been to Jackson Hole, it's a great little cowboy town with awesome skiing in the winter, beautiful hikes in the summer and tons of buffalo all year round.  Some of photographer Ansel Adams most famous pictures are from there. Several famous people including Tiger Woods, Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock all hang out in Jackson Hole. Despite all these great features it has another feature: Dick Cheney.  He also likes Jackson Hole and has lived there during the summer months for many years.  Last time I checked July is in summer, so there was an excellent chance he was going to be there. However, just because he was going to be in the same town as me doesn't mean I would run into him.  I kept thinking that very thought until Lindsay's dad told me Cheney comes to the 4th of July parade year.  Yes, we were also going to the parade.  As we were getting some prime real estate for parade watching, Lindsay's dad pointed just a few feet away and told me that's usually where Cheney sits to watch the parade. Sure enough about a half hour later he showed up.  He had a cowboy hat, cane and his wife Lynne by his side.  I've met a couple cheneyof high ranking politicians over the years including Jimmy Carter and the first George Bush.   So this really should not have been that big a deal. People were walking up to him and shaking his hand and taking pictures with him.  He was smiling and laughing and seemed to be enjoying himself. At first I was just going to go up and take a picture from a distance.  Kinda like all the pictures of buffalo I had captured earlier in the day.  Then I thought, I'd rather go up and say something to him. My mind was racing.  I thought about starting off very pleasant and making reference to the UW because his wife actually got her Phd here.  Cheney even started his doctoral studies here, but never finished.  I thought I would lull them into thinking I was a fan and then I'd let him have it!  I'd complain about everything from Halliburton to his hunting  habits. I imagined Cheney getting so steamed and the huge Secret Service agents hauling me off.  I wouldn't get to see the parade, but it would be worth it!  I'd have the chance to really tell the man what I thought.  Let's be honest, how many times have you complained about the Bush/Cheney administration.  Here was my chance. So did I do it?  Did I give him my two cents?  Did I let him know that even though his time as Vice President is over, I'm still disgusted?  As you can see from the picture below, I actually had more important people to meet during the parade.  So the answer is no.img_3569

Tags :  
Social :
People : Jonathan Suttin


Share This: | More


 
07/06/2009 2:35PM
My One Chance
Please Enter Your Comments Below
07/07/2009 5:23AM
Tiger Woods Wife | All Days Long
[...] 1055 Triple M » My One Chance By Jonathan Suttin Several famous people including Tiger Woods, Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock all hang out in Jackson Hole. Despite all these great features it has another feature: Dick Cheney. He also likes Jackson Hole and has lived there during the … I thought about starting off very pleasant and making reference to the UW because his wife actually got her Phd here. Cheney even started his doctoral studies here, but never finished. I thought I would lull them into thinking I was a … 1055 Triple M – http://blogs.1055triplem.com/ [...]
07/11/2009 4:12PM
MWR
http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/j/k/cheney_satan.jpg Here is a better picture of him. You should have invited him to shoot some quail.
07/22/2009 12:43AM
!!!!PresteFem
My party was good for first time http://www.filthfilms.com/movies/fetish-gallery/index42.html was beautiful
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
U2 Unplugged
Rolling Stone Magazine got U2 to perform their new song "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" acoustically--and it's pretty great! Maybe we should invite them to come in and play for us in Studio M!
World's Worst iPod: LeBlanc & Carr "Falling"
LeBlanc and Carr were Lenny LeBlanc and Pete Carr, two Muscle Shoals studio musicians who hit the top 40 in 1978 with their hit "Falling." It made it up to #13 on the charts and was perfect for clumsy teenage slow dancing! Musically, these guys were...
Read More
Kitty's night in a haunted house
Before Friday, my only experience with a haunted house, commercial or otherwise, was at the Recreation Department in Stevens Point when I was a teenager, and as I remember I was FREAKED out. So I was a little nervous when Jonathan and I were asked to...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: El DeBarge "Who's Johnny"
A lot of people seemed to have fond memories of this questionable song from 1986. "Who's Johnny" was the first solo hit for the guy named El DeBarge, and it went to number 3 on the charts. Some of you might remember it from the movie "Short...
Read More
Finally, recognition of Stevie Ray Vaughan by the Rock Hall
The new list of nomines for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is out, and finally they give a nod to Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Rock Hall has passed Stevie by for the more than ten years that he's been eligible, causing me and other blues fans much...
Read More
You might want to see "Once" twice
I had the opportunity to go see "Once" at Overture Hall last night, and I guess the two word summary of my review could be "weirdly awesome." The story isn't too complicated, which is good because I sometimes had a hard time understanding the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Stonebolt "I Will Still Love You"
It seems Kitty was all alone in the Canadian wilderness with her love for the 1978 hit "I Will Still Love You" by Stonebolt. It only made it up to #29, so it seems a lot of folks didn't have the fond memories of the song that she did. With amazing...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Neil Diamond "Yesterday's Songs"
Even Neil Diamond fans didn't seem to want to throw their support behind this one. "Yesterday's Songs" with its cheesy backup singers may be the most cliche song the guy does! It made it up to #11 on the charts in 1981/82 and was #1 on the...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
U2 Unplugged
Rolling Stone Magazine got U2 to perform their new song "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" acoustically--and it's pretty great! Maybe we should invite them to come in and play for us in Studio M!
World's Worst iPod: LeBlanc & Carr "Falling"
LeBlanc and Carr were Lenny LeBlanc and Pete Carr, two Muscle Shoals studio musicians who hit the top 40 in 1978 with their hit "Falling." It made it up to #13 on the charts and was perfect for clumsy teenage slow dancing! Musically, these guys were...
Read More
Kitty's night in a haunted house
Before Friday, my only experience with a haunted house, commercial or otherwise, was at the Recreation Department in Stevens Point when I was a teenager, and as I remember I was FREAKED out. So I was a little nervous when Jonathan and I were asked to...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: El DeBarge "Who's Johnny"
A lot of people seemed to have fond memories of this questionable song from 1986. "Who's Johnny" was the first solo hit for the guy named El DeBarge, and it went to number 3 on the charts. Some of you might remember it from the movie "Short...
Read More
Finally, recognition of Stevie Ray Vaughan by the Rock Hall
The new list of nomines for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is out, and finally they give a nod to Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Rock Hall has passed Stevie by for the more than ten years that he's been eligible, causing me and other blues fans much...
Read More
You might want to see "Once" twice
I had the opportunity to go see "Once" at Overture Hall last night, and I guess the two word summary of my review could be "weirdly awesome." The story isn't too complicated, which is good because I sometimes had a hard time understanding the...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Stonebolt "I Will Still Love You"
It seems Kitty was all alone in the Canadian wilderness with her love for the 1978 hit "I Will Still Love You" by Stonebolt. It only made it up to #29, so it seems a lot of folks didn't have the fond memories of the song that she did. With amazing...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Neil Diamond "Yesterday's Songs"
Even Neil Diamond fans didn't seem to want to throw their support behind this one. "Yesterday's Songs" with its cheesy backup singers may be the most cliche song the guy does! It made it up to #11 on the charts in 1981/82 and was #1 on the...
Read More
Categories
Archives