In this week when we celebrate the achievements of Alan Greenspan, we should note his success on the family front - that almost didn't happen.
Greenspan was known to speak in a convoluted way – the Great Obfuscator in contrast to his one-time boss Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator. Greenspan did eventually marry NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. When asked whether Greenspan was ever so roundabout and ambiguous at home, his wife said:
"Occasionally. In fact, he claims he proposed three times before I was able to understand. He was so oblique."
[Note: This was first posted on Saturday, but blogger seems to have had the hiccups and dropped it later in the day. I repost it 'cause it is amusing.]