As Kate and I headed down the stairs together she dropped my hand and put an arm across my legs to slow me down. "I'm going to be the winner" she told me. "Oh you are?" I asked, "the winner of what?" she hustled down the stairs in front of me. "It's a race!" she called out over her shoulder. She reached the bottom step and leaped off it, quickly turning around and pointing at me. "I won!" she declared merrily "You're John McCain!"