Sunday, September 3, 2017

the last book I ever read (Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, excerpt seven)

from Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken:

I had known Chuck Schumer since college, where he had seen in a one-act play in which I’d played a character named Bernard, who became transformed whenever he called himself “Spike.” Since I lived in New York for quite some time and traveled in Democratic circles all my adult life, I’d run into Chuck many times over the previous three and a half decades, and he’s always started each interaction by calling me “Spike” to remind me that he remembered the play. I found this slightly irritating, but also kind of adorable.

The day I went to see him in the Senate, he greeted me with a grin and a hearty “Spike!” And then things took a turn.

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