The silence was too much to bear, and Sam had never really been comfortable with silences.
"It's fine, you don't have to say anything. I know this is a lot to take in on the personal level, let alone the political ramifications. Yes, this is a liberal administration, but not that liberal, and God knows the heartland would have a heart attack."
Still nothing. Sam cleared his throat and kept talking.
"And really, we can just pretend this never happened, okay? I'm going to back up, carefully, and walk out of this apartment..."
Josh was smiling. "Shut up."