Unintended consequences

Image: Patrick Fore via Unsplash

Image: Patrick Fore via Unsplash

You’re in the public eye and you just hope that people don’t come up and interrupt you while your in the middle of a meal or a conversation or something like that.

– American actor, investor and producer, Wayne Rogers, was born on this day in 1933 (died 2015)

Most of us, of a certain age, remember Wayne Rogers for his role as Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre. We never quite got over his leaving, although we came to love Mike Farrell as B.J. Hunnicutt.

I don’t suppose I’ll ever really have to worry about being interrupted in public because someone recognized me as an actor.

Although, true story, at a performance of another show a couple of weeks ago (where I was in the audience) a woman turned around to my wife and asked if I was an actor.

They saw me in Sweeney Todd. In another city.

They were probably a bit more confused when my current co-star introduced my wife and then herself as “this is his wife and I’m his girlfriend.”

It’s Thursday, and I’m rambling a bit.

You know I do and don’t want to talk politics. And you know I’ve already said I won’t support Donald Trump.

But I’ve been thinking. Every time I see that the RNC is thinking of ways to oust Trump at a brokered convention, I can’t help but think “but you guys created him.”

I mean seriously. Donald Trump has risen to where he is in the primary process because the rank and file Republicans, and conservatives are pissed at the Establishment GOP.

That, my friends, is how David Brat beat Eric Cantor. And the GOP didn’t learn the lesson.

So, I look at Trump, who again I will never support, and his popularity. Sure, he’s brash, he’s obnoxious, he’s outrageous.

But he has played the party game to win a majority of the primaries. He’s played by the rules.

And now the guys “in charge” want to change the rules.

President-elect Clinton thanks you very much.

This may signal the end of the GOP as we know it.

I’m trying to find the cloud in the silver lining.

Look for me on stage:

 

I Ought to Be in Pictures
March 31 – April 10, 2016
The Impressario
Mozart Festival 2016
Capitol Opera Richmond/Classical Revolution RVA
April 16
Murder at the Spring Fling
April 16
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