Word Count
April 26, 2007
“Hello boys and girls. Thank you for inviting me into your classroom. Today. And what a big class it is. There must be fifty of you crammed in here. The Senate has told me that our government has not given you a fair say in what goes on in our country. Would any of you like to say something? You. The young man in the t-shirt is it? Would you like to say something?”

“My dad says you stink.”

“BILLY! Oh, I’m so sorry Prime Minister Harper. Now Billy, that wasn’t very nice. Apologize this instant.”



“I’m sorry.”

“That’s alright Billy, I’ve heard worse…much worse. Did your dad say why I stink?”

“He says you’re like George Bush. He calls you Bush Light.”

“I see.”

“He says we shouldn’t be in a war with Affgandistan.”

“We’re not at war with Afghanistan. We are fighting terrorism. The Taliban. They just happen to live there. Don’t you support our soldiers? They have guns. Big guns. Next question.”

“How come you want older people to work more?”

“It’s good for the economy.”

“But I used to get to stay at grandmas house after school but now she can’t afford to stay home so she says hi to people at Wal-Mart.”

“Good for her!”

“But now my parents have to pay daycare and that’s the reason I can’t get a new bike.”

“Well kids, I’d love to answer more questions but I have to go.”


“My photographer ran out of film.”
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