Would you take the president elect duck hunting?
A coworker of mine asked me this yesterday at work. He is a sandal wearing tree hugger type who also is a smart and clever fellow. He and I have a great many friendly political debates. He also knows I duck hunt a lot and that I very much enjoy bringing out new people who have never hunted, to the duck blind.
So he asked, "If you were called out of the blue and the voice on the phone said please hold for President Elect Obama. And he came on the line and asked you to bring him duck hunting, would you?" He might say something like "My staff has informed me you are an excellent duck hunter and I would like to experience waterfowling. I never have been and would like to know more about it before I take office. I want to experience first hand a day in the field with dogs and guns before signing into law any legislation that may have an impact on your lifestyle. Would you help me?"
Seeing as all of us here on RTF are stunningly accomplished Waterfowlers and dog handlers, in theory the call could come to any of us. Now don't answer quickly, ponder this. It will be a big deal security wise before you take off in the dark with guns and dogs and decoys with him. You will definitely need a thorough background investigation. Your favorite spot with need to be cordoned off with a secure perimeter by the secret service. The press will need access and will leave no stone unturned (Joe Plumber effect) after the hunt. A lot of hoops to jump through just to be able to show the beauty of a sunrise over a decoy spread in you most favorite secret blind location.
Would you, if asked in such a way, take the President Elect Duck hunting? I would like to think I would.
How about it fellas?