A FORTUNATE SERIES OF EVENTS FOR WHICH I WILL TAKE CREDIT
1977-1981: Union College in Schenectady, NY was a sleepy campus until I came along and taught them how to have a good time.
1981-2006: Students at Union College continued to perfect their "having a good timedness" to the point where Republican United Stated Representative John Sweeney decided to drop in uninvited at a fraternity party. The subsequent, and inevitable, photo op proved to be one of several nails in the coffin of his political career, and he lost to newcomer Kirsten Gillibrand.
January, 2009: United States Representative Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace Hillary Clinton. Union College continued to perfect its partying.
July 27, 2009: Senator Gillibrand announced that she had gotten an agreement that Senate hearings to repeal Don't Ask/Don't Tell will be scheduled for the fall of 2009.
Also on July 27, 2009: The hard work of Union College students from 1977 through 2009 was finally rewarded, when the school was named the thirteenth biggest party school in the nation by the Princeton Review, the only New York college to make the list.
And to think... if I had never gone to Union, there would have been no Sweeney scandal, meaning no Gillibrand, meaning no DADT Repeal hearings.
Sometimes, I even amaze myself with my awesomeness.