Several weeks ago, in a moment of sheer exhaustion and stress, I pulled my Jeep out of the garage while leaving the driver's door open. I bent the door all the way back, and wrecked the frame of my garage at the same time.
I brought my truck into the shop last week and was able to pick it up Saturday. The shop's owner, a Republican, has 2 sons in Iraq, as well as a daughter that may be sent there, as well.
When I came in to pick up my truck, he noticed my "Impeach Cheney First" button that I wear on my army coat. He said, "ahh, but he's such a nice man." Even though I knew he was a Repub, I was taken aback by that comment. He was serious.
I really like this mechanic and his wife. They are good people. I kept that, and their children's situation in mind while we proceeded to have a semi-lengthy discussion about Iraq.
They went on about how the media isn't reporting all the good things that are happening, about how Halliburton isn't all bad, and how the new oil project that is underway is going to help all of the families there.
This was a tough one. I did my best to counter with the facts, but the look in their eyes made it very hard for me to lay it on.