... with me during incoming fire,” Sen. Obama says in an interview. “If I’m wrong, he challenges me. He’s not intimidated by me.” As to whether Mr. Gibbs keeps him happy, “he never does,” Sen. Obama jokes.
Oh that we all had such a friend, walking with us at (most every) step.
Tip: Notice the three-part, elevating quotability power of his comment:
1. Be brief and specific …
2. Providing an unexpected mental picture (“in the fox hole with me”), and
3. Leavening one’s remarks with self-deprecating humor.