My God, did anyone think he'd fall this far, this fast? Bill Richardson's terribly awkward encounter with Michelle Obama, via the New York Times' Thursday Style section:

Mrs. Obama and her staff also visited Miriam’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen, where the first lady bumped into Bill Richardson, a 46-year-old homeless man. Mr. Richardson was so stunned that he could barely stammer thank you as Mrs. Obama scooped a helping of mushroom risotto onto his plate this month.

Then he touched her inappropriately and rued the day he shaved his beard, thus beginning a steady downward spiral, to this.