Very interesting party this evening — an even split between traditional NYC Democrats, and former Reagan/Bush/Nixon aides and advisors. Lots of GOP members, and a few Obama advisors.
I spent a good portion of the evening chatting with Richard Whalen, a longstanding Washingon D.C. insider, and a fascinating character to boot.
The highlight of the evening: I met, and got to speak with, former FOMC Chairman, and current Obama economic advisor, Paul Volcker. (Paul Volcker!)
Even better, I got to tell him my favorite Bush joke (actually, a quote from Allan Mendelowitz):
“The Bush administration, which took office as social conservatives, is now leaving as conservative socialists.”
It really cracked him up!
Tall Paul. How frickin’ cool is that . . . ?