(In 250 Words or Less)

NOVEMBER 1, 2006
Word Count:244

“Come in Rona. Sit down.”

“Thanks Stephen, what’s up?”

“Layton is giving us until noon to make changes to the Clean Air Act. Or else.”

“Or else what?”

“He’ll file a non-confidence vote in the House.”

“Can he do that?”

“Yes. Yes he can.”

“That’s hardly fair.”

“Fair has nothing to do with it. Do you think it’s fair KFC is changing their oil for their chicken? I doubt it will be as delicious. I’m very worried.”

“Me too. I love that chicken. They can’t do that can they?”

“Already in the works.”


“It’s as if the NDP infiltrated KFC and are forcing sweeping changes to improve quality for consumer’s health.”

“They won’t stop at anything will they?”

“It seems unlikely. But we’ve digressed. Back to the clean air thing.”

“Well why don’t we stall for more time.”

“Been there, done that. They want movement on the environment now.”

“…or else they’ll try to topple us. I think we should get the cabinet in to discuss this.”

“Great idea. Set it up right away, have an early lunch brought in. Maybe we should get the Liberal and the Bloc members in too. I’m sure they don’t want to be campaigning before Christmas.”

“Might as well order in some KFC before that’s ruined too. I have a coupon.”

“Sounds yummy. With any luck we can get enough Liberals and Bloc to vote against the non-confidence vote if it’s tabled. We’ll lick those NDP’ers good.”

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