(KPCC Radio) On Thursday, KPCC’s Washington correspondent Kitty Felde talked with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher about the Russian proposal on Syria on chemical weapons, of which he very much approves. He also thinks that the Russians should be consulted and take a larger role.
When asked if he’d ever met Putin, he explains that it happened just once, shortly after the fall of the USSR. But then the story got juicier:
“About 1990 or 1991, communism had just fallen. The Soviet Union back now was Russia, and a group of young political leaders came into my office. They wanted to meet me because I’d been Reagan’s speechwriter,” said Rohrabacher. “I asked them, ‘By the way I’m spending the weekend here, if you want to play some American football with me and my buddies?”