So on the drive home, I got bored of the Sox handing down another ass-whupping and switched to Which Way LA, where Warren Allney was interviewing the Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Judge Jim Gray.
And god help me for saying it, but Jim Gray is AWESOME.
I mean, he's a former Orange County conservative judge who left the Republican party two years ago over his beliefs regarding the war on drugs and the PATRIOT Act; he gives lectures to various organizations on how the PATRIOT Act affects our rights on a day-to-day basis, and he's won approval from a couple of different sherrifs departments over his stance on marijuana (because they agree about deemphasizing it in order to focus on bigger issues). His Libertarian beliefs aren't hardline, he believes in local government and "whatever works."
He's a fellow Trojan. He's slightly crazy. Oh, and during the interview, he apologized for the background noise, because he was at a junior high school in Irvine, where a musical he had composed had just premiered.
HE WROTE A MUSICAL. He wrote a musical called "Americans All." That premiered at a junior high school in Irvine. Yeah.
I'm a lifelong Democrat who likes Barbara Boxer quite a bit. But a part of me really wants to give this guy my vote.
Call it my Don Quixote Achilles heel, but I just can't get enough of underdogs. Especially ones with conviction.