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 Political Discussion Above the Clouds, Part II  

200829Aug
Submitted by Caterina Rost on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 18:06

I guess I should turn this into a series... After all, people who sit next to me in the air plane seem to always feel like they need to talk to me. So here is my most recent experience:

Flying through Salt Lake City, Utah, is quite something. The experience certainly met my expectations because on my flight to the Mormon state, a Mormon sat next to me. That fact alone was hilarious: I got the full dose of cultural differences and coming to Utah (even if it's only for a short layover) without meeting a Mormon wouldn't have been authentic I suppose.

The surprising component was that he turned out to be a supporter of Barack Obama. He even plans to volunteer for Obama in Utah (good luck with that). That certainly blew me away, since it contradicted the cliche. We talked about policy, mainly foreign policy, and we found a lot of common ground. The downside was that he tried to sell me on the book of Mormons very persistently.  

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