Tuesday, August 26, 2008

3 pm

[Camera pans down on a house, in the middle of the afternoon.]

It’s 3pm, and there's a phone ringing in the White House.

[camera pans to the Oval Office, the President's desk, the phone, still ringing...]

But John McCain is safe and asleep.

[Shot of McCain snoring away in his Sleep Number bed--or maybe in his easy chair--while the world goes on around him. [Perhaps Matlock is on the teevee].]

Something is happening in the world
your vote will decide whether or not someone is awake to answer that call

[Shot of Barack Obama, shirtsleeves rolled up, answering a phone.]

Someone who is knowledgeable, intelligent, and possessed of good judgment.
Someone who was right about Afghanistan, right about the Iraq war, and right about a time-table for withdrawal.

Someone who is awake.

[another shot of McCain sleeping. He snorts a little. There may be some drool. The phone rings, and rings...]

Its 3pm, and John McCain is safe and asleep.

But don't you want someone answering that phone?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, what r u drinking tonight? I'm drinking margueritas w/I tv' lime juice. NEway HRC came thru and delivered: slam McCain & praise Obama. So there's that...

P mac

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn iPod touch: it makes me type like a drunk even when I ain't.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Sure you're sober, P mac...

Sure you are...

9:13 AM  
Blogger lovable liberal said...


Maybe a little coda to twist the knife:

And what if the message comes in by email or text message?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Crap! I wish I'd thought of that, LL.

3:06 PM  
Blogger lovable liberal said...

Feel free to use it, but change the first use of 'message' to 'news'. Reads better that way.

Man, I'm having a lot of fun with the news lately. Seems you are, too.

3:28 PM  

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