“I’m nervous. I’m nervous about going out there and getting it right for the president.”
— Bill Clinton to Sandra Fluke when they met backstage before he addressed the convention on Wednesday. Her response: “Sir. Please.” Fluke is enjoying a lengthy 15 minutes as a Democratic star, reports our collegue Ann Gerhart, besieged by well-wishers as she walked through downtown Charlotte. But she’s going into debt as a mostly-unpaid speaker on the Democratic circuit.
In other news: Why do news organizations shell out out so much money to cover conventions where no real news happens? Paul Farhi explains that it’s mostly about swagger and source-building . . . And a sad bit of Hollywood news: Endearing couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have split up.