Senator Harry Reid went on Nevada Public Radio on Friday morning to talk about his decision to retire next year, and dozens of people called in to comment on the news. "Hello? Hello?" one of the callers said. "Is this Harry Reid? Harry, this is Barack."
"Well, I'll be damned," Reid said. The surprise caller on the line responded, "Are you allowed to say that on live radio?"
Barack Obama is a fan of giving political friends a nice send-off on public radio; he crashed former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick's last interview on WGBH last December to say, "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time."