Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Election '08: Tim Driscoll's Proust Questionnaire

Tim Driscoll is a Democrat seeking re-election to District #126 in the Maine House of Representatives. Click here to see if Driscoll will be on your ballot on Tuesday, November 4.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A world without conflict, hunger, or illness.
What is your current state of mind?
Which living person do you most admire?
Sr. Consuela White.
What is your greatest fear?
Being stung by a bee (I’m allergic).
What is your most marked characteristic?
To my family, friends and colleagues, my composure.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I’m vertically challenged.
Which living person do you most despise?
I dislike Dick Cheney.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Daily coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
A standing height greater than 5’6”.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Those damn crow’s feet came out of nowhere!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Gravity is taking over, everything is dropping.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Move forward.”
Who is the most influential person in your life?

My Mother.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To sit down at a piano and just play.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My wife, of course.
When and where were you happiest?
Southwest Cork, Ireland in 2002.
Where would you like to live?
I’m very happy and content right here in Westbrook, Maine.
What is your most treasured possession?
Genealogical research of my family.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My Wife. She will complete her Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia in November.
What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to confide in them.
What is it that you most dislike?
A sink full of dirty dishes.
What is your motto?
“Let’s move forward.”

(Editor's Note: Tim Driscoll's opponent, Kevin Crocker, did not respond to my e-mails.)

- John C.L. Morgan

Full Disclosure: My father has contributed to Tim Driscoll's campaigns in the past in the form of a $5 check to qualify to be a Clean Election candidate.

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