"I was led into the Gold Room. [it was a meeting arranged by Bush]
I was starving and headed for the buffet, where I munched on hors d'oeuvres.
'Senator?' I looked up, to see one of the older black men who made up most of the White House Trying to swallow a mouthful of chicken, I noticed that the line to greet President Bush had evaporated. He waved me over.
[That's just funny.]
'Obama!' The President said, shaking my hand. 'Laura, you remember Obama.
[Bush confides with his wife Laura (a man shall cleave to his wife)]
'We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of yours - that's one impressive lady.'
'We both got better than we deserve, Mr President,' I said, shaking the First Lady's hand and hoping that I'd wiped any crumbs off my face.
[again, just funny]

[and then, amazing comments, that few saw]
Then he said quietly: 'I hope you don't mind me giving you a piece of advice.
'You've got a bright future. Very bright. But I've been in this town awhile, and let me tell you, it can be tough.
'When you get a lot of attention like you've been getting, people start gunnin' for ya.
'And it won't just be coming from my side.
[this is why McCain didn't campaign] Everybody'll be waiting for you to slip, know what I mean? So watch yourself.'