A powerful, older man whom we will call John has been married many years. He briefly meets a beautiful young woman whom we will call Margaret at a function, and also meets several other women at that function, none of which are quite as beautiful or young as the lovely Margaret.
A few days later, John calls Margaret on the phone. He talks with her about sports, marriage and a variety of other conversational topics.
The question is this: does it appear that John is just being benignly friendly to someone he hardly knows by calling her up on the phone just to pass the breeze, or is the older, married John hitting on the beautiful young Margaret?
Call me cynical, but as a happily married older man myself, I would never, ever under any circumstances make phone calls to young, beautiful women I hardly know, let alone do it just to pass the time.
Of course, by now you know I have something on my mind. This exact scenario did take place. The powerful older man was Vice President Joe Biden, who briefly met Elizabeth Hasselbeck on "The View". He later placed a personal call to her, and talked about things like football and marriage. It is interesting to note that he also briefly met Joy Behar and Whoopie Goldberg on that show, but he never attempted to call them.
Sounds to me like Ol' married Joe is on the make. And I hope Elizabeth is wise enough to run, not walk from any further contact with Joe. After all, overtures from a Vice President can be very flattering and could turn almost any gal's head.