If You Could Walk a Mile in Anybody's Shoes, Whose Would They Be?

Week of September 25, 2002

Sep 25, 2002 at 4:00 am
Chuck Nowakowski
Bassist, Tory Z. Starbuck Band
"I'll say Harry Truman, because he's the only guy who ever had to use a nuclear weapon in an offensive way ... it must've sucked to have to do that."

Elaine LaFave
Day Bartender, Lafayette Pub & Grill
"The president is supposed to have a very tough job, and, really, I'd like to see what it's all about -- exactly how much thinking does he have to do on his own? Plus, living in the White House would be nice. I mean, the way it's set up, the presidency is practically royalty -- people taking care of your every need. He's got servants ... I don't have servants!"

Doug Wolff
Tire Salesman
"I'd like to ride a mile in Seth Enslow's boots. He's the most extreme motocross rider out there right now, a guy who's gotten his face ground off and had operations to rebuild both cheekbones. I'd like to see what it'd be like to be that good."

Newk Newkirk
Construction Worker/Tony Hillerman Fan
"Great-grandma Barbre, a full-blooded Cherokee about five feet tall and three feet wide. She knew more about the world than most of us will ever know. She had a tough life, but she was a sweetie -- and she cared for her family, no matter what it took."

Mary Jo Hemkens
Beer Drummer, Lohr Distributing
"It would be Imelda Marcos. She's the shoe gal, and women just love a good selection of shoes!"

Craig Fowler
Photo and Video Specialist, Wolf Camera
"Oh, Frank Sinatra! I can't think of anyone else who's had more fun in their life, probably more than anyone else on the face of the planet. I mean, c'mon -- fly to Vegas for a weekend gig and then hang out with the president? I'll take his loafers any day."