I have some great things to say, too. Stuff about how important it is that we don't neglect our nation's great union history. But I have other, seemingly opposing thoughts about how teacher unions suck, caught defending bad teachers--and how bad that is for schools.
I want to tell you about it. But all I want to do is tell you about this great drink I invented tonight.
I'll talk about unions and Chicago and the future of education and how-to-fix-it-all-because-I-know-what-we-need-to-do-as-a-nation... later this week.
Now, a cocktail recipe. And, if you truly love America in your heart (and aren't a recovering alcoholic), you will love it. Enjoy.
1 and half shots of bourbon (I'm using Redemption Rye Bourbon. It's good.)
1 shot of limoncello
1/4 wedge of lemon, squeezed and dropped in
top with champagne
Fill a midsize glass with ice. Go with clear glass: you want to let that sunshine in. Add ingredients in order. Drink. Smile. Shop online. Text your mom/friends/sexy stranger you met in bar. Whatever suits you.
Look, I understand that you probably don't have limoncello. Or champagne. Listen to me: that's crazy. Go to a liquor store and get a bottle of each. Get the cheap stuff. Spend $8 on the champagne, maybe $15 on the limoncello. Plug the champagne bottle with a dense wad of paper towels and it will keep for weeks. Trust me-- when you blend drinks, it's not about high quality mixers. It's all about the interaction.
Just like with people.
Man, I wish I could make everyone in Chicago-- the teachers, the politicians, the parents, Rahm-- a Kentucky Sunshine. Well, not the kids.
They wouldn't appreciate it.