Sen. Sherrod Brown: My wife likes my gravelly voice

“My wife and I were at a reception at the Democratic convention,” Brown said. “As I begin to speak, this guy who my wife had never seen before turns to her and said, ‘I hate that guy’s voice … When he speaks, it’s like fingernails on a blackboard. I can’t stand to listen to him.’ "

But his spouse stood by her man — and then some.

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“My wife said, ‘I like his voice ... you know when I really like it?'

“He leans in and she says, ‘I really like it when he wakes me up in the middle of the night and says, ‘I love you, baby.’ ”

“True story,” Brown said to applause. “My wife is fast on her feet.”

Schultz is a columnist for Creators Syndicate and for Parade magazine.