When [Grandy] first went to Washington, he felt like he was "auditioning"
for his fellow government servants, who were leery of Gopher doing government. But he overcompensated, he said, and sent out a signal that Love Boat
was a taboo subject.
Here's what happened: One day, when he was in an elevator at the Capitol, someone got on, and Grandy asked, "Lido Deck or Promenade Deck?"
But the whole thing got twisted in the rumor mill, he said, until this was the story: Grandy walked onto an elevator, and a page joked, "Lido Deck or Promenade Deck?" In the rumor, Grandy was so unamused that he had the 15-year-old fired.
"That rumor followed me the whole time I was in Congress," he said.