Tuesday, May 01, 2007

How to Talk to a War Criminal
Greeting Rumsfeld in Taos
by Jeff Conant

It was one of those crisp, clear 50 degree winter days with hard-packed snow that makes Taos, New Mexico a world-class ski resort and brings a steady stream of celebrities to this remote mountain hamlet. I'd taken the morning off to ski with a friend from out of town and two of his kids. Our wives had planned to meet us for lhttp://www2.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifunch at a restaurant at the base of the ski-hill, so when lunchtime came we glided in, unbuckled our skis, and headed in to eat. But before I entered, I was stopped in my tracks when, from the corner of my eye I noticed a familiar-looking white-haired and bespectacled old man sitting with two others at an outdoor table. Among those whose names are regularly invoked as testament to Taos's celebrity appeal is former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and indeed, here I was, face to face with Rummy himself. Knowing that the former Secretary of Defense frequented the Taos Ski Valley, I had fantasized this moment many times. To my good fortune I was surprisingly prepared to greet him...
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Blogger IS said...

Jeff gave me a good line for Mr.Rumsfeld, if ever encountered at MY favorite restaurant. (GuadalajaraGrill-NORTHSIDE):
Mat I get you a napkin Mr. Rumsfeld> You seem to have alot of blood on your hands.

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