In federal court on Tuesday, during a recess, reporters sitting in the second row behind former First Lady Patti Blagojevich were killing time. And talking about the recent, sudden retirement of legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas.
Thomas' injudicious, controversial remark about Israel broke the back of the 89-year-old's career. She was forced to resign.
Like it or not, we mused, that one moment will end up defining an entire lifetime of work.
At that point, Mrs. Blagojevich turned around and snapped, "Now you know how my husband feels.