Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 and popularized by a 1990 play written by John Guare.
Well, if you don’t limit it to a friend of a friend – I am two degrees of separation away from Sarah Palin. So are a lot of people. Boo Sarah.
I discovered in the last month, that I am about four-five degrees away from an introduction to the Kennedys. I’m not holding my breath…
I definitely have a link to Queen Elisabeth. I met the British ambassador – these rowing events are good for something.
And in the same vein, I met Tom Foley who was the US ambassador to Ireland in 2009.
In 2009, Foley married Leslie Fahrenkopf, who was 41 and vice president for global ethics and compliance and an associate general counsel at News Corporation inNew York City at the time of their wedding. From 2003 to 2008, Fahrenkopf had been an associate counsel to President George W. Bush in the Office of White House Counsel. Foley has a son Tom, Jr. (born October 25, 1981) and he and Leslie have boy and girl twins, Grace Quinlan and William Reed (born September 26, 2011).
Foley was arrested twice, once for allegedly running his first wife and son off the road.
I can’t remember whether they were married or not. I think he was just engaged.
So I probably have a hotline to George Bush and John Boehner.
I’m sure you all have stories to share!