On Saturday, we were with some friends in Newtown at the Bank Hotel sitting in the front window when this guy walked by flying an Australian flag at half-mast and carrying a sign that said on one side GOOGLE RON PAUL and on the other LOVE NOT BIG GOVERNMENT. Our friend, Simon called the guy over and asked him what this was all about. He said Ron Paul was going to be the next President of the United States (really?) and that there was a revolution taking place in America (really?) and Paul, after elected, was going to shut down all of the US military bases around the world, return the country to the Gold Standard, and dramatically shrink the size of the federal government (really?). At this point, I glanced over at David and I could tell that he was thinking the same thing I was, which was please don’t let anyone from our group tell this guy we are American. Simon made a comment back like, “Yea, I haven’t heard of Ron Paul,” and the guy said, “It’s because the Australian news media won’t report on him because he’s anti big government.” I was thinking, no, the news media here isn’t reporting on Ron Paul for the same reason the news media in the US isn't reporting on Bob Katter (Google Bob Katter), it’s because no one gives a crap about second or third level politicians from other countries. This guy was very convinced that Ron Paul was going to make all of our problems go away. I didn't have the energy to let him know that I thought he was being incredibly naive.