I don't know if he'll remember it. The guy's a politician who does a lot of parties. But I remember it.
Jeff Merkley was at a fundraiser on Portland's far Southwest side back in 2007 or so, and after he finished his prepared remarks he worked the room. By the time he got around to talking to me and my friend, said friend and I had taken more than several trips to the beverage table and were full of alcohol-fueled bravado/confidence/bullshit. He greeted us and asked the polite question, "What can I do for you guys in Washington?"
Eyes glazed, spittle foaming in the corners of my mouth, my question was immediate and rude: "When are Democrats going to stop acting like such fucking pussies?" I was "inspired" enough to ask it twice. He instinctively took a couple steps backwards, gave us an answer that was polite, brief, and more than we deserved.
I guess my answer turned out to be last night when Keith Ellison bitch-slapped Sean Hannity.