Harriet the Spy or I Spy Harriet?
July 13, 2006 11:30 AM
A friend of NBS emails this morning from D.C....
Guess who I saw last night??? I went over to a friend's in Crystal City (I HATE that name). When I walked in to the lobby of his building, the elevator dings and out walks America's Second Favorite former Supreme Court Nominee (after Bork) -- Harriet Miers!!! I asked my friend about it, and he said that she lives upstairs from him. Very strange, because this guy's condo is a studio and not all that nice. But, Harriet's a simple gal so I guess it suits her just fine. She "should" be living somewhere fancy on the hill I would think. Apparently "Duke" Cunningham lived in the building as well.
WOW. Further exchanges with our correspondent reveal:
It was definitely her. She was shorter than I thought she was. She was wearing a simple gray business suit, skirt to her knees. I said hello, and she responded the same -- perhaps flattered that the look in my eyes seemed to indicate that I actually "knew" who she was, unlike 96% of the U.S. Senate.
What a brush with fame! Which it occurs to us is an apt description not only of our friend's sighting of Harriet, but also of Harriet's entire career.