In the tradition of Gawker, I had my own celebrity sighting this weekend. But mine a little weirder than seeing Ben Stiller walking down West Houston. I saw the Prince of Peace himself, Mr. Dennis Kucinich hanging around a Muslim book store in Cleveland with his tall, young wife.
That’s pretty much the whole story, actually. I was in Cleveland with Helen, hoping to pick up a new ibrik and speak some Arabic, when I saw him standing there. (Helen noticed him first, actually.) He was talking to the store’s owner, who is a very kind, religious man. (He told me about a CAIR event in Cleveland next weekend.) His wife, Elizabeth, wandered around the store looking at stuff.
I didn’t talk to him, because I don’t really have anything to say. But I do think it’s sort of cool that Kucinich spends his Saturday afternoon visiting people in his district, particularly cool that he engages with the city’s Muslim community enough to go to a store that sells mostly religious artifacts and doesn’t even have a sign in English. Way to go Dennis.