Cleaning my desk III: Sensitive candidates

A scrap of paper on my desk bears the following scribbled note from a voicemail message from Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers:

"In true laconic form, I’ll keep this brief…"

Candidates can be so touchy about what you say about them. Today, we interviewed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tommy Moore, and he started with the following warning, spoken while speaking directly to me:

"Don’t get too close, ’cause I’ve got fire in the belly!"

I know how he feels. I get that, too. A little sodium bicarbonate stirred into warm water usually helps.

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