Friday, September 2, 2016

The Democratic Candidate


The other candidate (the one we will vote for) gets an appearance in the Donald Trump puppet musical and she was not given any special kindness. In fact, they make her rather, um, lizard-like. The situation is something like a press conference in which she is repeatedly asked: why should you be president?  Her unswerving answer: because it's MY turn!  

The rest of the cast looks on, perhaps in awe, boredom or horror. You decide.

Postscript: It's been a hard week at work and a little cheer was welcome. Madeleine was over for dinner last night. I was opening a bottle of wine and she is fascinated by the electric cork puller we use. She always wants the discharging cork dropped into her hands so I did that for her. She looked at the cork and said letters on it! (meaning the side of the cylinder). What do they say? we asked her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! she squealed. There's still some light out there.      


3 comments:

bill burke said...

At least the election provides some humor for these performers. It's crazy but what can you do except have a little fun with it all.

biebkriebels said...

I really hope for you (and for us) that Trumpe will not be your next president. Saw him on televison last night talking about the Mexicans, that is not a president worthy speech.

William Kendall said...

I tend to write her as a version of Gollum, obsessing over her Precious, but really, she's an adult, capable of using measured response and making rational decisions. Her opponent is an egomaniacal seventy year old man with the impulse control of a three year old and even less emotional maturity.