Monday, December 11, 2006

Clutching at Straw Men

There's a “Save Darfur” ad on TV.

Her banter trickles to a stop.

“It's OK, Puppy,” he says, stroking her hair. “President Bush will save them.”

She turns to him, her eyes magnified by tears, “Really?”

Not that she’s ever had faith in this President--but she always has faith in him.

His laugh is embarrassed now, but it still burns.



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1 comment:

r.c. said...

Is that you? Li'l Em is so gullible. :)