The Sad Fate of Bill Richardson

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.