All Right, Ms Myers. Lights... Cameras...
"Hello. I'm Harriett Miers and I'd like to speak to you for a moment about the Sup..."
"Cut! Cut, cut cut!"
"What is it, Mister President?"
"Listen, Harriett, think you could try it looking into the camera for a change? It's like your checking for loose change on the ground or something. And let's maybe loosen up that top button while we're at it. Okay... ready... action!"
"Hello. I'm Harriett Miers and I'd like to speak to you for a moment about the Supreme Court. A nom..."
"Cut! Let's cut it guys."
"What did I do, Mister President? I was looking straight at the camera..."
"You were grimacing. Nobody likes a grimacer."
"But those lights are so bright."
"Comes with the territory, Maumau. You wanna be a Supreme Court justice, you gotta put up with it."
"But I don't want to be a Supreme Court justice."
"Course you do. You wanna please papa, doncha?"
"All right, then. Ready... Action!"
"Hello. I'm Marriett Hiers..."
"Cuuuuttt. Take 37. Ready... Action!"
"Hello. I'm Harriett Miers and I'd like to speak to you for a moment about the Supreme Court. A nomination to the land's highest court is an honor, but it's also a responsibility, a responsibility that many in congress are unwilling to take, if one is to judge by their lackluster reaction thus far. As President Clinton has said..."
"Cuuuuttt! Cuuuttt! This is President Bush, speakin' at you. El Busho. What part of that is so hard for you to remember?"
"I'm sorry. You've just got me nervous, and..."
"Take it from 'as President Me has said'. Ready... Action!"
"As President Me would..."
"Cuuuuttt. Same line. Take 39. Ready... Action!"
"As President Bush has said, 'Now is the time to shit or get off of the pot..."
"CUT! What the hell are you sayin'?"
"It's right here in the script, Mister President!"
"Let me see that... Geez... Forget it Harriett. This is just one of Rove's little jokes. Take it from the next line, okay. Ready... Action!"
"With so many issues important to the whole country coming before the court during the next year, It's important to remember that a bird in the hand really is better when coming from a Bush. Let your elected representatives know that a vote to confirm Harriett Miers is a vote to affirm America."
"Cut. Good work, Maumau. I think we've got a wrap with that one."
"Praise be. I can finally get some rest."
"You kidding? That was just the short one for CNN... Now we've got to cut the real deal for FOX."
©2005, Mark Hoback