Wandering the hallways of the Hoover Institution just now, I happened to run into former secretaries of state George Shultz and Condoleezza Rice and economist John Cogan, who were just leaving Sec. Shultz's conference room with Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. (This wasn't as startling as it might sound. Officials are always stopping by to pick the brains of Hoover fellows.)
The following exchange then took place:
Sec. Shultz: Scott, meet Peter Robinson.
Sec. Shultz (continuing, and chuckling, as Sen. Brown shakes my hand): Peter wrote Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speech. He's been coasting ever since.
Sen. Brown: That's okay. Havlicek stole the ball.
Scott Brown. My kind of guy.