When the Midterms Meet Real Life: A Tow-Truck Driver and Obamacare


The story of my tow-truck driver spilled out in slow bits, then big, remarkable ones

On Friday night, as darkness fell early my car broke down — and that’s how I met Carlos, who came to give me a tow, courtesy of AAA. 

Carlos had tattoos all the way up to his chin and some kind of attitude. He’s the kind of person I rarely get to meet, or get to know. But there we were – he had to tow my car all the way from Ventura to Santa Monica (long story, but don’t ever back up your Audi over a curb because the front of the car might come off), long enough for his story to spill out of him in slow bits, and then big, remarkable ones. 

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman