Last summer, I interned on The Hill. One week for the Intern speaker series, Colin Powell came and talked to us. After a very well delivered talk about overcoming adversity, etc., he asks if anyone has any questions. Of course everybody many people want to raise their hands in order to give a speech/ask a question. Sadly, the first person that is called on to ask a question asks if he can come up and take a picture with Mr. Powell. Those of us that actually have some class just shake our heads in horror.
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