13 November 2006

Rock On Congress


All of us aging boomers probably have a few photographs we wish weren't around.

Fortunately, Congressman John Hall has a sense of humor since interviewers keep bringing up a nice little song, "Still The One" and a group named Orleans.

That's him in front with lots of hair and no shirt, and that's him all alone all grown up with a little less hair, having finally acquired a shirt, tie and a little more dignity. By all accounts his constituents think he will do a good job. Of course most of them probably have a few memories of their own to go with the photographs that should never see the light of day and the skeletons in the closet you probably don't share with the kids.

So congratulations Congressman. Even Colbert couldn't make you look bad and that interview is now immortalized on You Tube and likely to come back to haunt you forever just like the above photograph. Enjoy your stint in Congress and for all of us who managed to finally grow up ... ROCK ON!

3 comments:

Dexter said...

Some boomer friends of mine were just discussing Orleans the other day! So this is the same guy? I B Dam !!

Rebellious Renee said...

Jamie...
just wanted to post with my new found "blue" identity....

If I were John Hall, I'd be proud of my musical past...
better than W's past as a toady...

Jamie said...

You look good in blue. I like John Hall. From his appearance on Colbert, he comes across as very very bright and humorous man.

Just wanted to note that we all probably have a few things in our formerly at least semi hippy past that probably shouldn't be examined too carefully. The difference is that we were having fun. W was committing crimes and still is.