John, thank you for your kind words about my Hillsdale appearance. Re the guy in the plaid shirt, just for the record, I didn’t sign his book afterwards. Instead, per his request, I signed his shirt. Red-and-black plaid isn’t ideally suited for the purpose, but fortunately he had a short name (“To John”).
If memory serves, I used him for an impromptu riff about playing strip-plaid poker of a winter’s night with Howard Dean. That’s what comes of sniffing glue before the big speech.
With respect to John, I don’t think his plaid is as stylish as mine.