More pushups

“I could do more pushups.”

“Ryan, I appreciate that, but I really don’t think pushups will help at this point.”

“Pushups always help.”

“I think it would be more helpful – right now – to me – if we could turn our attention back to the Ohio problem -”



“Pushups always help.”

A sigh. “No – of course. I didn’t mean to make it sounds like I don’t value how well you can do pushups.”

“Well, that’s how it sounded to me.”

“I’m very…I’m very sorry that that’s how it sounded. Now, does anybody have any -”

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.”

“Pushups elevate your heart rate. They strengthen the core. They increase stamina.”

“That’s absolutely true.”

“I think everyone would be better off if they did more pushups.”

“You’re probably right. Now, does anyone have any idea whether Chris Christie’s going to be giving any more interviews this week?”

“I could arm wrestle him.”

“Thank you, Ryan.”

“I could, you know.”

“I don’t doubt it.”

“I bet I could arm wrestle any governor, any state, and win. I bet I could wrestle them all in a row and still win.”

“Ryan, do you have a project or a – is there something you want to work on right now while we finish our talk?”

“Okay, good. Good. Yeah, I do, actually, and I’m almost finished. Hang on.”

“Jesus Christ, Ryan. Are those…are those my kids’ photo albums?”

“They’re our photo albums. I’m in them too. See? There’s me. And there’s me. There’s me again, but this time I’m waving.”

“You’re…you’re in every one of these.”

“I’m waving at you!”

“Why are you in Tagg’s baby pictures?”

“Why wouldn’t I be?”

“How much time…how long have you been working on these, Ryan?”

“Well, the Secret Service agents wouldn’t let me touch anything before the nomination in August. So August.”

“Oh, my God.”

“I won’t be ignored, you know.”

“Oh, my God.”

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