Thanks, Yano.... This one's a hard one for me, since I'm not a political person... I hope I can come up with 10.
10 Political Figures, and What You Think of Them
1. George W. Bush: I have a hard time knowing what to think about W. As a Christian, I admire a lot of what he stands for, and I am thankful that he is a believer. I do think that there could have been a lot done differently, though, especially regarding Iraq. As a person, he seems like a nice guy - kind of a neighbor-type.
2. Eric Motley: "Who?" you might ask? He's a guy who I went to college with - I swear he will be president one day. Last thing I heard, he has worked in both the Clinton and Bush administrations (is that possible?). An over-achiever in the nicest sense of the word, he is also just a really nice guy.
3. Zell Miller: Governor of Georgia during part of my childhood. I always thought it was really cool there was a fellow "Miller" as governor. Since this was a part of my childhood, I don't know how he performed as governor, or what he stood for. I just thought it was cool.
4. Newt Gingrich: Also a part of my childhood in Georgia. When I started to be more aware politically, I remember being embarrassed that he represented Georgia in Congress.
5. Napoleon: Short, French, self-proclaimed emperor. I remember thinking he was funny in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and hating him in Les Miserables. I think anyone who had such a huge power trip and the means to wreck a country is very dangerous.
6. Al Gore: I felt bad for him when he ran against GWB, because he just looked like a stick in the mud. I do admire him for his environmental work. And for the internet. Thanks, Gore!
7. Barak Obama: I just read his book The Audacity of Hope. I really like him and what he said in the book. I would like for him to be president.
8. Hillary Clinton: I don't like her. Period. I felt very sorry for her when the whole Bill/Monica thing was going on, but now she's not even a woman anymore. She's... I don't know - I don't like her.
9. Mark Warner: I don't know what he represented as a governor of Virginia, but I like him, personally. One of his daughters was in my mother-in-laws 4th grade class while he was a governor, and my MIL always told very nice stories about him. I think he's a nice person.
10. Colin Powell: I think he should run for president one day.
OK, that's 10 - and I think that was stretching it. I'm sorry for the superficial thoughts... That's what happens when you ask a sleepy mom of a toddler to think politics!