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.)