My Dad worked for the government when I was little, so I met some politicians as a child--there is an adorable picture of me, four, with Mayor Koch at some swearing in. But since a nine-year old was shot while meeting Congresswoman Giffords, I've been thinking about one meeting in particular: the time I met Senator Moynihan. I was eight. I shook his hand so enthusiastically that I may have injured it.
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