A funny little anecdote, via Tom Fitzgerald:
Portman's been known to come out of his house to greet the NBC producer who now shadows his every move. He is the rare politician who seems to really like reporters.
"He was on a plane with me going back to Washington last Sunday," Portman said. "And he gets on and he's in first class, because he probably flies all the time from D.C. and has plenty of miles, while I go to the back. . . . Partway through the flight, I get up to go talk to him and he's sound asleep. So I just wrote a note, saying, 'I was going to tell you whatever you wanted,' and I left it with my card on one of those little pillows."
[Hat tip: Katrina Trinko]