There I sat, minding my own business. Waiting to board my Southwest flight from Louisville to Las Vegas (and eventually to San Diego). The aircraft I will be flying on arrives (from Baltimore I find out later). As the people began to disembark, I look up and who do I see? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
I saw him go into the nearest men's room so I decided to double-check and make sure it really was him. I'm a man but I didn't follow him into the restroom. That would have been creepy. But I waited in the terminal and sure enough I was able to verify it was him. He had two aides waiting for him. As he walked towards me, I snapped this picture. But then I froze. What should I say to him as he walked past? There are so many things.
The best I could come up with on the spot was, "We need more revenue, Senator." It kind of got caught in my throat and didn't come out quite as clearly as I wanted. He certainly acted like he didn't hear me but we all know he's used to only hearing what his wealthy donors say and ignoring average Americans like me. One of his aides, who was walking on his side farthest away from me, did turn her head and look back at me. So maybe, just maybe he heard me.
My question for you is: What would you have said to Mitch McConnell if you ran into him at the airport?
I thought this might be a fun diary to do. We have a creative and passionate community so I'd like to see what people come up with.