HOW TO TAKE HIS POLITICS SERIOUSLY EVEN THOUGH HE RIDES HIS BIKE IN THE SNOW
- •Focus on His Facts, Not YoursIf you hold onto what you know to be true, it will only interfere with whatever he’s about to say. Just remember that he’s totally correct in telling you that “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams” and that “if everyone commuted via bike, we’d have greener air.”
- •Promise to Read his Essay on MediumWhile you may want to spend your time reading the political essays of esteemed journalists who don’t cycle through icy streets regardless of extreme weather conditions, you should at least give this guy a chance. His ideas, like his commitment to traveling on two wheels no matter what, are incredibly passionate. This in itself sort of inspiring, even if he does believe that the Obama administration orchestrated the Benghazi attack. Give him the benefit of the doubt.
- •Admit Your IgnoranceSure, his opinions on the Kennedy assassination sound completely fantastical and wrong, but you do have to admit you never spent much time reading up on the subject, just as you’ve never tried to ride your bike in the snow. So, do you really even know if it’s that dangerous? It is, but…just let him have this. He’s going to have it whether you allow him to or not. He’s been explaining this Kennedy theory for most of his adult life—almost as long as he’s been an unrepentant snow-biker.