Prologue: Moving Out but Not Going Away

Phone: Please hold for the President of the United States.

Phone: Good Morning Dr. Richards, or, should I say, Representative-elect Richards. Congratulations on your victory. I look forward to working with you in the coming session.

Me: Thank you, Mr. President. I won’t keep you with chit-chat. I suspect you have a number of these calls to make before dawn.

Phone: [laughs] They said you were smart. I would add, savvy for your someone new to Washington. Perhaps we can work together. Again, congratulations.

Me: Thank you, sir. Good luck.

Phone: [to himself]I’ll nee... [click]

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