Former Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) enjoyed a few seconds of post congressional fame on Wednesday when he appeared on the Washington Wizards KissCam, kissing wife Sharon.
The jumbo-tron in the center of the ceiling at the Verizon Center scans the crowd for couples during breaks in play, and the crowd cheers as they smooch.
After losing his Senate seat to Jeff Merkley (D) in 2008, Smith took the helm at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
The NAB is leading efforts in Congress to defeat a proposed measure that would grant radio and TV performers the right to charge for individual plays, but Smith wasn't the only guy in the audience Wednesday with a stake in the media wars.
Fishbowl DC reports that CNN's Wolf Blitzer, talk show host Martha Stewart, NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Weekly Standard executive editor Fred Barnes were all in the stands.