Scene: Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential office
When: late January, 2009
Hillary: Come in, come in! I barely heard you knock. You need some oatmeal or something.
Barack: Thanks. Hi, Bill. No, don't get up. I'll lean against the desk.
Hillary: Would you like some coffee? Or is that too blue-collar for you? I might have some chicory or something.
Barack: I'm fine. Actually, I wanted to talk to you about--hey, what are all these votive candles for?
Hillary: You're for Change. I'm for Hope. I married a man from Hope.
Barack: Yes, the first black president, right?
Hillary: I never give up Hope.
Barack: Hillary, the campaign's over. I won.
Hillary: Who's talking about the campaign? There's a precedent for not giving up Hope.
Barack: What do you mean?
Hillary: Everyone knows Jack Kennedy was assassinated before he even got his first thousand days in. Right, Honey? Wasn't it right before he got his first thousand days in?
Bill: Just after, I think, Smoochy-Poo.
Hillary: You know my husband, the historian!
Bill: Oh, Smoochy-Poo ...
Barack: I've got Secret Service in the hall, guys. All I have to do is yell.
Hillary: But can you trust them?