Had my ear to the wall again, where I heard some muffled voices from Bill's big screen in the next room. I couldn't make it all out, but the basic idea is that Carrot Head might be in some real trouble because his Jew son in law has some backchannel deal going on with the Russkies.
Not that I have any real issue with backchannels. Every
During the you-know-what, we used backchannels and codes a lot. During our staff meetings, for example, I'd look at Huma and ask, "Do you take cream in your coffee?" which was code for, "Are you bringing the massage oils later this afternoon?" And then, if she was, she'd respond with, "Yes, please...cream and sugar!" The "and sugar" part meant she had planned a special surprise for me, like a new whip or a crotchless costume from the Pleasure Chest.
Sometimes, usually when Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was boring everyone with poll numbers in Pennsylvania, I'd make eye contact with Huma and tap on my coffee cup with a pencil and Huma would tap back. We'd very subtly do the "shave and a haircut, two bits" thing. I'd do the "shave and a haircut" and she'd tap back, "two bits." Then she'd look at me with her big camel eyes and I'd get all squishy and excuse myself to go to the bathroom.
Backchannels are very useful for information that
I hope that Schumer and
I think I have Igor and Alexei's number here somewhere.