I think we can all agree that my beloved Nick looks like a conservative Republican, at least most of the time.
He wears the Brooks Brothers suits and the seersucker suit and the bucs and the khakis and button downs and navy blazers during the week. On weekends he wears khakis or shorts and polo shirts and those cloth belts with things like anchors embroidered on them.
I've admitted this before - the fact is, uptight, conservative-looking men are my type. I just got lucky with Nick in that he's less uptight than many, and he only looks conservative. Under those starched, crispy shirts and carefully tied ties beats the heart of a man who believes in public education and health care for all.
I love this combination. I do.
Thus I was fascinated to learn that a year or so before we met, a friend of his offered to set him up with Ann Coulter. THE Ann Coulter. Seriously.
Nick, my darling dearest, responded with something along the lines of, "I'd rather slam my dick in a car door repeatedly and then rip my fingers off with a pliers."
He doesn't remember exactly how he put it, but it was certainly not more gentle than the kind of things he says to customer service people who have angered him.
The friend insisted that Ann Coulter's actually a very nice person. She just says these dreadful things in public because that's her schtick. She makes her money by being so publicly outrageous. It's not really who she is.
In other words, she's not actually a vile, loathsome, carrion-eating bag of maggots. (My words, not either of theirs.)
Nick, however, wasn't buying it. He doesn't believe that you can say such hateful things and put such negativity out into the world and and yet be a good person. No way did he want to meet her.
I do agree with him. Except that I was wishing he'd gone out with her, just once. So that he could give me an informed opinion on whether or not she's actually a man.