I actually have a “When I met Tim Kaine” story that is either funny or embarrassing or, for me, a bit of both.
I moderate a political awareness club at Rockhurst High School. When Tim Kaine was elected governor of Virginia in 2005, our club president, Kevin Jakopchek, wanted our club to invite him to speak at Rockhurst. We drafted a letter to the Virginia Governor’s Office and got it approved by the school administration. A few months later, as the Governor had settled into office, he heard back that Governor Kaine was planning to return for his reunion in 2006 and would take us up on our offer that fall.
“Without further ado, please give a warm welcome and homecoming to the Governor of Virginia, Mark Warner….”