(In 250 Words or Less)

AUGUST 28, 2006
Word Count:250

“Tell me more.”

“Well, after they turned off the escalators, all of us had to hump our way into the convention centre. I’m starving. Let’s stop for a burger.”

“For breakfast?”

“Sorry Mr. Harper but I feel faint. They expected us to eat tofu and salads. The only good thing was the coffee and they were in a snit about that too.”

“I know it wasn’t an easy assignment but its important that we find out what the Green Party is up to.”

“The Liberals and NDP felt the same way. They sent people too.”

“What do you think their take was?”

“They looked pretty nervous sir.”

“Good. Good. If the Green Party can garner enough support, they will take just enough votes away from them.”

“To get us elected again?”


“So what else did she say?”

“Oh yeah I almost forgot! She said she was going to become a familiar face on Parliament Hill and that, get this, that she is going to reach out to MPs to form an informal green caucus. As far as she’s concerned, the campaign for the next federal election has started.”

“Great another kook wandering around. Better give security the heads up.”

“Omigosh sir. There she is!”


“The one chained to the tree. With the guitar singing Kum Ba Yah.”

“The one with the rose colored glasses?”

“Yep. That’s the one. It’s hard to believe she could actually help you get re-elected.”

“I know, I know. Just don’t make eye contact!”

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