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  • The Awkwardness Olympics

    Newsweek - 08/23/2011

    It was the final day of the 2004 presidential campaign and John Kerry, trying to show his hard-traveling press corps some love, was handing out Team Kerry fleece jackets as mementoes. The sentimentality of the moment faltered slightly when he got to me, handed me a jacket and told me €”in a really nice, solicitous way €”that I might need a larger size. His aides winced.