Here's the nitty-gritty from the folks at CNN:
COLLINS: There isn't a whole lot that's funny about what happened today in our top story, but maybe the nickname of the man now charged with making false statements, perjury and obstruction of justice, his nickname. It's pretty odd, all right. And then there's that initial too.
So let's talk a little bit about Irv, who had an undeniably tough day today.
COLLINS (voice-over): Irv was born in
Irv has worked at the State Department, the Defense Department and the White House. He penned a novel about
But no one knew his real name was Irv. No, he was not a spy. He just asked everyone to call him Scooter. Irv was his real first name, hidden by the initial I. For 20 years, his staff refused to answer the questions of what the
As for Scooter, it's been his nickname for 54 of his 55 years. It's how his father described the way he scooted around his crib.