ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Scenes from the White House

Staff Aide, running into the room: Mr. President... Mr. President!!!

W: Hey, John... how's it going?

John: I just read this story on the interweb. It looks like we could be in trouble with the Iraq War and the larger War On Terror. Here, look... [hands a printout of this news story to the President]

W, reading: "Star Hollywood actor-activists including Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon and anti-war campaigners led by bereaved mother Cindy Sheehan plan to launch a hunger strike, demanding the immediate return of US troops from Iraq."

John: Don't you see? Now that the Hollywood elites are going on a hunger strike, the American people will surely call for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, regardless of the long term implications of such a rash move.

W, continuing reading: John.... look a little further down this story... read these three paragraphs for me, would you? [hands the paper to John]

John, reading out loud: "The hunger strike will see at least four activists, Sheehan, veteran comedian and peace campaigner Dick Gregory, former army colonel Ann Wright and environmental campaigner Diane Wilson launch serious, long-term fasts.

'I don't know how long I can fast, but I am making this open-ended,' said Wilson.

Other supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a 'rolling" fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade."

W: Listen, they're not talking about going on a hunger strike... just forgoing their bon-bons for a few hours. If this is how serious they are, then I don't think we need to worry much, right? And Hell... Susan could use a break from them anyway, you know what I mean?

***UPDATE***
ProteinWisdom pokes fun as well.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler