11/02/2010 12:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ted Sorensen, R.I.P.

Gone. He was a real mensch. I had a short conversation with him in 2006 and asked him a few questions on the chance that he'd actually give me an answer. Which he did. This is what he said: Ted Sorensen's Italics and Starry Rearview Mirror.

Postscript: Nov. 3 -- And now the BananaRepublic has spoken. Ugh.