Wednesday, April 9, 2008

From Shock and Awe to Fragile and Reversible

Senate Lends Ear To the Front
“We haven’t turned any corners," General Petraeus Maximus Iraqus warned Senators in the Forum yesterday about the state of the seemingly endless presidential campaign. "We haven’t seen any lights at the end of the tunnel.” His words, carefully chosen so as not to betray any personal political ambitions, were no doubt aimed at the three Senators--Clintonavia Minor, Obamamajoritus and McCainonized--all plotting to replace the flagging Emperor Georgeus Augustless. McCainonized defended his own, often rudderless campaign, by saying: “We’re no longer staring into the abyss of defeat, and we can now look ahead to the genuine prospect of success.”
As unenthusiastic applause from Republicans quickly died away, Senator Clintonavia Minor rose to the dais to warn her challengers that her own policies could easily shift once again to suit her own purposes: “It might well be irresponsible to continue the policy that has not produced the results that have been promised time and time again.” Nearby in the shadows, her husband, former Emperor Williesgivesus, opened is robe front as though to expose plots to be laid, only this time it was a long knife he bared.
Senator Obamamajoritus took his time adjusting his toga before addressing his own strategic faults, particularly his earlier failure to dispatch Clintonavia Minor, by saying only that it had been a “massive strategic blunder” on his part, one that surly he would not repeat.
Lunch was then served, and all attended as the Senators competed in a game of ten pins, while Emperor Georgeus Augustless entertained the masses with stimulating song, stopping briefly to ask, "Does anyone smell smoke?"
No one did.
dateline: Rome 2008 CE, Artus Azzetti Scribinus, Blog Party News Network BPNN, ©, all rights in praise of the Emperor.
All quotes real and taken from NY Times, April 9, 2008 edition

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