We couldn’t help but chuckle at Sara Whitman’s narrative from her White House visit — where she “was humbled, honored and yes, fawned” — when the president signed the Matthew Shepard Act.
After the signing ceremony,
I went on the Rahm Emmanuel, who was standing by himself. I shook his hand and said, So when are you going to stop with this one man one woman stuff?
What do you mean? he said.
I raised my eyebrows and said, You know what I mean, and it makes your candidate look like he’s stuck in the 1990’s. It’ 2009. C’mon.
Let’s get healthcare first, he said.
I said, I don’t know if I can wait that long.
And off he scurried.
Typical straight man: Always running away at the first hint of confrontation. (Which is bizarre, since Rahm loves a good shouting match.)