Overheard at Starbucks on Montana

Bobby Shriver, brother of Maria, son of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent, wearing a large "Bobby Shriver, City Council" pin. The local Santa Monica election looms. Shriver, an incumbent on the council, is certain to keep his seat. Bobby: "Are you going to vote for me?" Me: "Of course I’m going to vote for you, Bobby." […]

Bobby Shriver, brother of Maria, son of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent, wearing a large "Bobby Shriver, City Council" pin. The local Santa Monica election looms. Shriver, an incumbent on the council, is certain to keep his seat.

Bobby: "Are you going to vote for me?"

Me: "Of course I’m going to vote for you, Bobby."

Bobby: "Are you going to tell all your friends to vote for me? I want to win big."

Me, turning to Peter Mehlman, lead writer on "Seinfeld," white hair emerging horizontally from under a baseball cap: "Will you vote for him?"

Peter (noncommittal): "If I ever win an Oscar, I’m going to say in my speech, ‘I’m glad I won, but I really wanted to win by a lot.’"

Peter has been nominated for 8 Emmys. He has not won yet.

Bobby: "I want to win by a lot."

(Scuffle as Bobby attempts a rib-jab at me. Non-fat cappucino arrives.)