Saturday, June 11, 2016

SUMMER OF '09 ARCHIVES: View from over there

You know how every election, somebody says "If the candidate I don't like wins, I'm moving to Canada/England/etc."? It's mostly a bunch of empty talk, and few people actually do it. This guy, however, did. Chris Reed, a Benicia High School graduate and resident of Davis at the time (probably still is. I don't know), actually moved to France after George W. Bush won the 2000 election. What's more: he stayed there until Bush's second term ended in 2009. However you feel about his reasoning, you have to admire him for his commitment.

Upon returning to California, he wrote a book about his experiences in France, and I got to interview him. It was quite interesting.

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