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"david david remnant" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
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Well he has a book about Lsu football your recent. He's a cat right. Percy Sledge Passed away on to that in two thousand fifteen. Yeah fairly recently right so couple of things to talk about In my house I am a hoarder of sorts but I'm one of those hoarders that recognizes when other people do it and want them to get rid of their stuff K.. That's who lion. I want you to get rid of your stuff and I want you to leave my stuff along. We keep newspapers over the course of a week. We keep newspapers in a basket And then on Sunday I put the newspapers in a bag and I'd take them out for recycling And I often wondered why the basket was so heavy. Is it just the only thing that's really in there. As far as I was concerned were paper bags. Well I took out the paper bags and I found there was about about twenty magazines in there. One of the magazines was an esquire special issue from nineteen eighty seven to. Let's go back in time to nineteen eighty-seven which is a route graduated which is about to be thirty three years. Yeah don't don't remind me let me know when you get to seven seventy one. It's a special issue and it's got a list of writers in it then. Our stunning absolutely stunning Wow Oh and I'm wondering why. Why do I have this? Why have I saved this for at that moment? Thirty two years In speaking of Old Washington Post People David David Remnants Reggie Jackson in this thing and then it lists writers on the front is staggering. I'm in it. I have written a piece for esquire. Magazine called the joy of dirt in which I right. It's an essay about how men all men love to get dirty love to crawl around in the dirt. Love to sweat this that and the other thing and I'm reading this apiece and I go I don't remember I don't remember any of this I i. I don't think I wrote it. I know names on it. I don't think I wrote it. But about three quarters of the way down on the piece as a reference to Elizabeth and reference to Michael these my children And there are some phrases in there that I know are phrases that I that our mind. I talk about Chris this ever and I talk about our shits like an airedale. That's my phrase. That's why no that's mine and then I complain. That when she sweating this way she pats and meant mental pat you see a man padding you get and then you know. They don't want to and I read this piece. It's okay it's all right I just don't I don't remember it. And what is troubling to me about that is that to be and David and Jean will appreciate this. As writers to be an Esquire Squire magazine was either. I know I wrote for Rolling Stone I know I wrote from New York magazine. I know I wrote for sports warts illustrated these are the feathers of my life. Esquire who was the editor. Do you remember. Don't I don't remember any of it I I. It's not even one of those pieces where I would say to Michael. Is I say about many pieces. She's to be favorites three to see if I was any good because I think when I was in my thirties I was pretty good before I was a columnist You know before I changed what I did and I was sort of more of a writer. I thought I was pretty good. Style section snowflake like that but I don't remember the peace do you have you ever seen a piece of yours David or gene that you don't remember. No I remember everything of a horrendous in my clip de buying I ever wrote like but I didn't but now there are events in my head that I don't know if they actually happened or not. I remember I remember going to the Kennedy Center award exactly like I will. Did I actually did. We actually gonNA date you know. That's what I'm thinking about. It actually really happened or did the or my mentioning that happened. That's why I love having sisters because among the three of us we can kind of put together. You're out if it was real or imagined. This is esquire magazine. Isn't you know this isn't some small shoe who is heavy hitters. Big Time big time suspect. There are Piedmont. I don't I don't know special issue. Eighty seven so. I was kind of editing. You then then the way that everybody's sort of edited you. Thank you remember that in early I would I would have. I would have been over the moon to be an escort. who was on the cover? Oh I don't know it's it's a you went through the magazine I know but I- forty forgotten that Paul telfer from nineteen maybe seven because I'm trying to find the something called a special issue. Is there any special issues. was always called me man at his at his best. But Yeah Hey Michael. GLUCO who was editor at Esquire esquire in one thousand nine hundred seventy am now now. They're showing me things nineteen eighty-seven for those of you who are not watching television fascinating. Talk Radio that's right. We're not on a radio. John batchelor issue. It's a special issue about men men and women men and women. I'm sure so but I mean some of the lines were pretty good. I just I just to be truthful. I don't like getting dirty not that guys. I don't I don't like I mean I talked about chopping wood. I sure would lanell shirt. Would I don't know how to chop what would so anyway. I don't know I you know I know my name is on it. I guess it's mine as soon as you mentioned that. Something felt heavier about. The newspaper is a guaranteed esquire. I thought it would have been from the early nineties though. No it's eighty seven I there's under stuff in there in which my name is mentioned. You know and and it's time it's sort of like sneaking these magazines under the newspapers are putting. You don't remember this one other thing I wanted to talk about and this is a complaint playing that I have that I believe is universal. I don't believe having a piece written esquire that you don't remember as universal but I believe this is universal. Oh yesterday I went and every year I do this I go to buy. I go to buy a weekly planner so I can take notes of everything that happened on a particular a day and it's just a habit that I have and diary Di I've got like twenty five years we can together. Yeah so I've got twenty five years of these things and I go to call. I don't remember writing this. The staple Tonia dirt Wisconsin Avenue essentially on the corner of Bradley Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue terrible parking working terrible parking. Yes not good. It's the worst parking lot I've ever been in my life and now I'm going to talk the the people who design this never drove a car. They never did drive a car. They drove a two seater car or scooter. Or have you know you cannot get into any space in one turn. I don't care how good you are. It's nine turn event and God help you. If like me you ended up in beafore. Okay all right. Hey No be five all the way at the bottom. You can't even turn around in that parking lot once you get off you can't. There's a worst one right nearby trader. Joe's Bethesda have you ever been in out. Okay it's even worse designs parking lots for four door gotTA design a parking lot that you can get in and out of tiny and not me so I get Outta my car. I parked successfully with fourteen turns. I Park successfully back in. You have to back in for you cannot you. Must I'd say you even if you hit your car you cannot go front of you have to control your ability to get out of the spot. You can't get out. Yeah so so so I get out on e four years. No elevators no nothing. There's a door there's a magic dorm and it says you know three flights up to be whatever it is and I go I go up to the highest I can go and now there's no door in front of me. There's this thing it's like half open. It's being held open by a log. It's I don't even know end up in a gym and up in the Washington sports. It's Club and K. It's a gym. It's the biggest Jim I've ever seen you get a little cardio in while you were there. People tell you about this three hundred people in there and they range from age eighteen and gorgeous to ninety and they're right next to each other. It's a sweat box. It's awful you there for ten seconds. Your first reaction is please. Just send a rocket and get me out of the women patting patting themselves. And I didn't even know how to get out. I couldn't get out of the gym no matter where no matter what before I got on. It's the biggest. It's like Dante's inferno or conform more. Jim Finally takes pity on me. uh-huh leads me out now. I'm out and look around. What is the post up a foreign man? I'm looking at the architecture. I don't know what I'm doing. I'm a quarter of of a mile from St Louis. I go I buy this dopey thing and I say how do I get out. Where is the actual elevator? I I find an elevator I it lets me off at beat to Now I got two more to go guy looks at me and goes Sherpa. There's an elevator over. They are over there. I walked to this other elevator. I wait for what seems I don't know like a year. The elevator opens. I hit before it. It turns red and then stops and goes back to white forget it turns red. It's stop it will not command not going to be the go-to won't so I go to be three walking and my car. Miraculously is still there to get get out to go three floors to get. Its and then you say oh terrible cars who are coming in and trying to kill you. They're trying to kill you. There's no room to do. It was designed for smaller cars in a smaller era tone. Yes for like a smart call. For Peugeot's nineteen sixty one is the worst. I was so happy to get out of there and I said No. That's it done done you. Did you notice anything different about the staples when you're inside God. That they didn't have the labels printer still. Don't have the Dynamo Double Jet Printer. Who is half the size? It used to be because I would say to took over. 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"david david remnant" Discussed on The Guardian Books Podcast
"To the Guardian books. PODCAST with me. Rigidly truly me Sean Kane and meet Claire This Week. We talked to Roy. McLean in Luke harding about how writing about Russia has become a genre in and of itself which opens up a question. We'll be discussing later on his. There affirmed dividing line between the genres of fiction and nonfiction after all Murray McLean is a travel writer. WHO's been roaming eastern Europe Asia and beyond for thirty years? His most recent journey Pravda ha ha or should that be we had a retraces the course he took through Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall in one thousand nine hundred and nine an extraordinary journey which became his best. Selling debut Stalin's snows but is truth. Subjective in a world of alternative facts became the studio to talk with Clare and the Guardians. Luke harding WHO's book Luke about the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. A very expensive poison was transformed into a sellout play at London's old vic now the reason I wanted to have together there is because I have a theory about the way that we write about Russia now. I think it's developing into a songwriter. You both come from different traditions. New CURA era were a reporter in Moscow. And that's your basis is in the gathering and reporting a fact sometimes very contentious facts. Rory Yours Doc. More freewheeling drive around in your original book Stalin's knows Darwin's drove around in a trap and ultra video widowed aunt and a pig called Winston. Yes that's that's what it says in a book. So am I right about this idea of there being genre of Russian writing Luke. I think I think that's right. I think the Series of path on fiction. Books if you go by twenty five years David David Remnants Lenin's tomb which won the Pulitzer which was really rather brilliant chronicle of collapse the Soviet Union and the rise and fall of Gorbachev and since then Lots of great books from ranging from Christie of Friedland. WHO's now of Canada's Foreign Minister to Peter pomeranz is exploring the nature of of truth and Postman Medani in Russia? And I guess this is a nonfiction spy thrillers that I write about living yankers death but also after I got tapped from Russia in two thousand eleven I wrote a book called Mafia state which essentially posited that the spy services have Ladimir Putin organized crime crime and government bureaucracy had stood fused into a single entity and these are very powerful stories so surreal and darkened stabbing you. I think that you don't need to write fiction because nonfish Nisar arresting but there are some great great novels about about modern measure. You mentioned Peter pomeranz whose most this recent book significantly was called nothing is true and everything is possible adventures in modern Russia. Which which brings us to you rory adventures? It's it's no longer of course modern Russia and one of the one that the selling lines of your marketing people is when you started traveling in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine eleven countries with Buddha walls or fences. Neither seventy seventy seventeen seventy in in what terrain of in in the world they were in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. There were eleven when fortified borders in the world North Korea Cypress And of course the Berlin Wall and you the when Berlin Wall fall fell. Of course I was just such. It was such a period of optimism of hope of this idea of a brave new world world Europeans together and I was fascinated. Of course I was swept up by that That that optimism and what has become of it and that was the reason behind my decision to retraced the journey backwards so not from Berlin to Moscow but from Moscow to Berlin and Brexit. It Britain to ask what happened to the optimism and hope of Nineteen eighty-nine What became of it and so I often? I'm playing playing with how you too. How To? How to say the title of the book should it be Pravda or after or Pravda Haha? It just now you showing US series fake fake fact pictures of yourself with with Vladimir Putin various fairytale then. Yes yes I did it in my backyard. My son took the picture and then then a friend who's not quite skilled. Shall I say he's fabulous fabulous photo processor but not quite as skilled as the Internet research agency in Saint Petersburg but he managed to bring this cutout Putin and which I carry with me when I go to talks. He he managed to shall we say bring him to life standing beside me and it's A. It's a very proud moment for me. Because who's in this photograph so in this fake photograph. I actually have the chance to say to President Putin. I don't think that's fair what you've done. I think it's an a little greedy. So look this thing of fake news you must be surrounded with it. In fact we've had experts into the Guardian to advise us how to deal with the fakes. We'll yes I wanted just briefly to get back to it to Roy question about what happened after the seventeen. It and I think you'll friend Vladimir Putin happened. It was interesting and the stuff that we're all writing you and I in different forms is the fact that this bright dawn fizzle that and there was very deliberate counter revolution led by Putin and the KGB to to restore literally the Soviet Union but That playbook yes nation of causing mayhem and clarify of of defects as well and this idea that actually the truth doesn't exist empirically which actually is a leninist idea that truth back under communism was subservient to class so kind of cloud truth but preaching is taken this idea and expanded it in very near Listrik way to the idea that the R- is no truth to tool and he uses fakery. He uses Lys es propaganda. Not just to dissemble before Russians. But also he's taking this on the road to try and bamboozle Americans Brits MHM Westerners and I think he's actually quite successful. He's doing rather well just to come back to this issue truth now pin it down a bit more in the opening of your book you you quote definitions of truth propped of prompted the title of Your Book Which Means Truth what you had a truly means. Russia and one is truth to is disposition to speak or act truly or with without deceit truthfulness sincerity and three Russian and broadsheet newspaper formerly the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. What was that old saying? There's no no no truth in Pravda. And no news in Zambia Vista. So so what did you find an t tell us about you. Found at -rageous things didn't you. Let's start with Putin's eighteen pecker. Well this this is a story I tell about. The chickens are and the chickens are he. He made that stories are just so fantastic. It just. It's so rich for a writer in the stories. Is that come out of Russia that have always come out of. Russia are so rich for a writer. So the story of Putin's Pecker is there is this very special hallucinogenic mushroom which exists just to the west of of of Moscow and And I was introduced introduced to a man who who claimed to have discovered it and marketed marketed. It and so he took you out to his doctor. His the remains the remainder of his which he destroyed to access this. This this remarkable. He'll hallucinogenic pecker few things in this book that you can never verify. You can't various existence off but in this case you do verify the existence of what you are told served up in a snuff box. Yes white mushroom meeting in it. What I want this book to do is I wanted to provoke because we have become lazy because of the the the the pressures because of the financial crisis because because of disappointment in Russia countries of the former Warsaw Pact it we have come? Many of us have come to gobble up simplistic implicit stories. And we're not able. We're not willing so. Many of us aren't willing to to address to face the very complicated indicate problems that exist in the world today and so we want simple solutions. We want our many want. Brexit many would like president trump like president. Trump is president the stories that these individuals tell are very powerful and in many cases the majority just us lap them up these simplistic stories and so this is how I want how I want Pravda. Ha Ha provoke. I WANNA present stories. which are you're on the edge of believability so individuals so readers will say but but is that true? Well in fact are the stories. I'm hearing from from the Conservative Party conference or from Westminster or from the White House. Are they true. Maybe I should not accept that there is a single angle truth. Maybe I should question. Are you saying that. You didn't actually have a slither of Putin's Pecker and rather hi. I'm not saying that uh-huh have you heard of it. I haven't but but I thought everything about Putin but one story this as far as as far as I know he has never indulged in it. But I mean the thing about Putin is he's he's he's a sort of self mythology sizing creature need someone who strips off and fifth topless on on horseback and swims. The bottom of Morad at Mediterranean comes in with flies with cranes and sell his own dramatic doc so in a way in the spirit of prisoners. In the you you tell this story slash fable well. It's like like shallow fake my photograph of me and Putin. There's a wonderful on the Internet. There's a picture of him riding a vast Russian bear the moment I love those shallow fakes exc because I think they make us question. They make you say well hang on. Did he really strip often catch fish and ride on a horse. So I I'm going to challenge you again on this issue truth and reality because for us as journalists corroboration is absolutely vital. Isn't it and absolutely mailing Dan. Are you saying you. Happy to just tell the story as if it existed because it's been told a story and it makes a good one I would. I'm happy to tell it as as long as I qualify it as long as I pay place it in in context I have a responsibility to the individuals who are good enough to talk. Talk to me Beat to be interviewed by me. I I want to reflect them honestly. Zoo they told have told me a story. Yes I will try to substantiate it but equally I will accept them. Accept them for for the stories they tell so but you did take doc you did. Were given a sliver of this mushroom I did my time with Dimitri and there is a sort of a little themoth move. Altered consciousness going through now is that a metaphorical evocation of altered consciousness. Or is that a literal thing I i. I think it comes back to stories. I'll come back to stories. I think it's it's so important to provoke as you're doing to encourage the reader to ask a question but his true is that how it was. I I because of the subjectivity of experience because the historical record is never complete. I believe that history. If you like stories histories are constructions. There have always been gaps. which have had to be filled in and as writers as journalists? We we do our very best to corroborate but what that leads me to thinking if there is or if there are gaps in historical record and if they need to be filled in that they have been filled in oven for their time with a subjective viewpoint. Well yeah I I understand that worries relativism. And you're kind of playful approach but it's it's very different from what we do indeed. I've tried to do and colleagues Alex as well is to actually discover truth the truth a truth yes in the face of lying and propaganda can by bypassed state entities in particular Russia's and be take the living historian when I got to Moscow for the garden in two thousand seven. Having just living here was poisoned with Radioactive Cup of tea the Kremlin was denying any involvement saying it was older fiendish British plot featuring Tony Blair and Emma six and and I met the two killers and trying to chase down the role of the FSBA Putin spy agency which I was responsible and it was any when we go public and cry in two thousand thousand fifteen which I covered four for the garden that we finally got all the peace evidence in the science and actually the reason I wrote my book was to say this is what really happened. A Momma's murder. This is how it was done by two inept. Assassins who flew in pulled. This polonium down hotel bathroom failed..
"david david remnant" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Recode media, Peter Kafka, that's me talking to you FOX media headquarters in New York City. My guest today is David Haskell, the brand new editor in chief of New York magazine. Welcome david. Thanks. You looking at me askance. Did I get something wrong? Title wrong. I'll magazine it's just still feels a little weird because his brand new because it's brand new as we're speaking. You have your first new issue is the new editor in chief of the magazine. Yep. That came out on Monday today's Thursday, I think Thursday, mayor pizza in the cover mayor pizza on the cover how much pressure is there in issue number one for you. Or do you feel like you're just gonna eat? So I spent a lot of February and March telling people not to judge and that the real project for the first couple of months was just me adjusting and the whole editorial operation adjusting to sing about atom, basically and finding our our way in this new world, let's fill it in for listeners who Adam is Adama's is one of the the bold type big deal editor chiefs, formerly big deal editor, and she's left in the magazine business. There was great and Carter is Anna winter at moss. Kind of triumphant. David David remnant, David Ramnik, Oberg, Jeff. Jeff Jeff in New York person. But this is one of the people that you like moved to New York to work for right, right? And you are filling his shoes. Yeah. That's a all of the things as the scariest part. Yes. Just the feeling of the shoes of Adam. And I've known him for my entire I've worked in York magazine for twelve years. I knew Adam for a handful of years before that in a kind of mentor friend relationship. He I started magazine of my own and graduate school little magazine called topic originally it was Cambridge University. And then I moved its New York City, and Adam who is a editing. The New York Times magazine at the time I got in touch with and he just was really generous with his time. And gave me a lot of advice about how to make a magazine. So we had that kind of a relationship then he went to New York for a couple of years. He was there. And I was at any topic magazine we'd sort of loosely had conversations about me going there. And then in two thousand. Thousand seven that all made sense. You can't underscore how big a deal. Adam is in the magazine. I mean, the thing the thing that's interesting to hear you to me as you talk is that he is such a big deal and all of those ways and then at the same time as a person incredibly approachable friendly warm understated modest he's like he doesn't play a character. How many people did he have working for him to read is emails? Her Graydon Carter like four different assistants mccrindle. He Adam dot Mossa 'em. Amac dot com. Sort of the public Email. This isn't about that..
"david david remnant" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"From one World Trade Center in Manhattan. This is the New Yorker radio hour, a co, production of the New Yorker and WNYC studios. Her. Thank my hearing aids. I'm put on the Ken on the line for you now that that? No, no. No, no, no. Okay. Well, I've been here is that anybody that so David, David remnant from the New Yorker magazine, how are you? How nice to meet you? How are you? I'm I'm terrific. And all the better for talking to you. If you don't recognize that voice belongs to, it's David Attenborough. He's been documenting the world and its creatures for sixty years and in Britain. He's often called a national treasure. In a FOX corner of south East Asia lies the coral triangle. Custom of the richest coral reefs in the world. Undefeated hitches crammed full of life. Attenborough's films are impeccably, researched their Embiid Asli filmed and executed with style and imagination. And they said an incredibly high bar for nature documentaries. In our time, his latest project is a seven part survey of the oceans called planet earth blue planet to it captures aspects of the animal world that you've never seen before fish that use tools and eat birds an octopus building itself, an armor of discarded seashells. And even if you're not a great animal lover or nature documentary buff Attenborough will make you think long and hard about what it is to be human and our place in the world. So David, I have to tell you over the past weekend long weekend. I just watched and watched and watched the world of the of the ocean. It was an incredible experience and over the past of, well, over the past six years, you've told the story of life on earth from every continent, every habitat in of probably documented as many animals as Lineas. What gives you the perpetual sense of? Aw, about the natural world. Well, I suppose infinite barrage is what gives you all. I mean, the fact that there's almost every problem has have mall solutions to it by Eva Lucien than you can imagine. It doesn't matter what it is, whether it's chewing vegetation or whether it's flying or whether it's conceding a self. There is an infinitive onces at the natural history has produced, and one of the great astonishment is why they're so many of them are so beautiful. I suppose we don't know time to get to hoist taught you about it all. But I mean why butterflies are said, beautiful is a matter of war. It's a good question and why cease log is so beautiful. Who knew I, I have to tell you to start this conversation. I'm confirmed city. Boy, I I go by the the terrible Rubik of IM at two with nature. Nature is not something that's natural to me, but I'm the same. I'm city. Boy. I was brought up in the city in the middle of the perhaps it's it is the city people who haven't grown up with the natural world as intimately as country boys for whom that perception of all comes as CEO. Bewitching an emotion response. This has been six decades of making these films. I have to ask of all the creatures you've seen wh what sticks out in your mind as the strangest and most beautiful and incomprehensible. Well, there's conflicting adjectives, but one of the things in in blue planet which I never cease to wonder about and take joy from creature called the we DC dragon it because in the waters of south of strata, it's like a seahorse and it swims not vertically with his body vegetable horizontally, and it's disguises seaweed tune simply unbelievable degree. I mean, it's it's limbs and its flanks and his tail and his eyebrows and my thing they or like, but to see what you can't tell the difference. And then they have this wonderful dance in which the Mayland courts, a female, and then female. Having gotten the eggs being fertile as a female hands over the eggs to the male, and he looks off to them. The whole business is is disneyesque. I mean, this is it is quite unbelievable. Other any creatures that you can't stand. I don't care for routes. I have to say. I mean, I I've had rats run over my face when I'm asleep and that's not fun where that's not at home. Yeah, yeah. In the Solomons s in Solomon's seeping? Yes, no, too. Good. And I've had, I've had rats leap out of the blue as sitting on the Lou and they come up between your thighs. That's not to be recommended either who I'm having a moment.
"david david remnant" Discussed on New York Times - The Book Review
"Alongside the the day job i was writing this whole time i've been writing since i was a little kid i just basically continued to right when i got my job at the white house and obviously the stories got a little more interesting yeah and so when i first thought about turning this into some sort of book i was thinking essays where i'm a fly on the wall it's not about me and then i got some very good advice that david david remnants i said yeah i got to send him some essays because i had met him on the road traveling with president obama and he was kind enough to be like you can send me some writing and he was just sort of like you're so strange you make no sense in this atmosphere you got your job on craigslist how are you not in the story like you need to be in the story and so basically there was one sunday afternoon after he advised me on that that i sat down and just started writing the opening scene of the book where it's like when you're in dc the first question everyone else's would you do and from there the book kind of wrote itself and if i was going to write about my experience at the white house i wanted it to be my full experience in part because i don't think it had really been done before and then previous as a former english teacher i thought about my younger sister and all the girls i had taught and it was like what do i want them to think about when they're navigating their first and second third jobs because even though the white house is a really special place to work in some ways it's like any other place where you're navigating all of these unspoken rules and these hierarchies and trying to figure it out and feeling kind of dumb a lot of the time well it's interesting because some books seem to take up the mantle of work life balance but only you know sort of an older demographic where it's more about how do you raise kids or how do you deal with marriage but you're talking about like your your dating life which definitely seems different way to approach it did you have any trepidation tell us a little bit about it so people know why sure so i started off in two thousand twelve with the boyfriend i was certain i was going to marry and then a lot of things happened he was a political lung he went and did the obama reelection campaign and then realized he loved campaigns and so kept pursuing his career james which i wanted to support was also dying because i just wanted him to stay in the same city i was in and then i ended up falling in love with a colleague in the white house who i was traveling with all of the time and there's like a guessing game by the way i'm sure you know about like who this person is and so it was complicated as a student in the book heart wrenching and devastating and when i was living it i was so mad at myself because most people have jason in their past or in their present and at the time i was so lonely because i thought i was the only one who was constantly falling for this guy who was clearly the wrong guy and looking back it's like oh no everyone has a jason it's just normally happens earlier i was the self righteous one in college it was like oh my gosh guys why are you dating these horrible men and then it took me until i was twenty seven to have my heart wall for a couple years in the save that for when i'm not white house doing that in college something about walking on the beach in hawaii and then running through a thunderstorm in vietnam it's hard to resist these guys sometimes so you end up staying with this job into the trump white house a little bit does that mean you're are you employees are not employed then by the administration but you're implied by the institution exactly when the government had its shutdown doesn't thirteen thousand fourteen josh earnest actually in the press office was looking at ways to cut down on spending and so he was like oh my gosh these sinaga offers come here every day why don't we just make them.