Safe and Sound
COLUMBUS, Ohio–And now for a laundry update…..
At 6 A.M this morning I was awoken from my nightly dream of another Cincinnati Reds World Series victory with a knock at the door of my downtown hotel room. And there it was: The sight of my TaylorMade shoulder bag with my clothes, toothbrush, razor and running shorts and Tae Bo DVD. As I wrote in The Streak yesterday, all of the baggage of the McCain press corps had been left behind in Pennsylvania while the bags of the presumed Republican presidential candidate and the Secret Service showed up without problem. This left the group, already feeling unloved as we worked in the shadow of those journalists covering Sen. Barack Obama’s world tour feeling even more so.
But now I have my stuff. And I’d like to thank my two adopted sons, Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer and rookie Reds outfielder Jay Bruce for their support during this troubled time. As for those who reached out to me with telegrams and packages of boxer shorts and socks all I can say is Today…Today I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.