Skutnik in Orbit

Lenny Skutnik was a bit unnerved when Nancy Reagan sat down next to him in the House gallery. But it was not until the President began talking about the "terrible tragedy on the Potomac" that Skutnik had an inkling that something was up. "Oh, oh," he thought, "here it comes." Suddenly the leaders of the land were on their feet and waves of heartfelt, nonpartisan applause rolled through the House chamber. Skutnik, looking slightly stricken, stood up with the help of a shove from behind. "My mind went blank, I didn't move a muscle....

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