Rove: Great meeting, Chief. I don't know why any of them need to run any longer than fifteen minutes.
Bush: You're right about that, Rovester. Indecision, that's the problem. If you know what you wanna do, then all you gotta do is implement. Sigh...
Rove: What's wrong, Chief? You seem kind of down in the dumps. Keep that chin up. After all, tomorrow is Christmas day.
Bush: I guess that's what's making me blue. Let me ask you something Karl. What's Santa gonna bring you?
Rove: Oh, gosh, Mister President, how the heck would I know? But just between you and me, I'm hoping for a new set of golf clubs.
Bush: Well, I bet Santa will find a way to make that happen for you. Wouldn't you like to see him, Karl?
Rove: See who?
Bush: Santa Clause.
Rove: Heh, heh, uhhh...
Bush: Couple of time I've tried to stay up late and catch a peek, but I always fall asleep before he comes. Funny, that... Won't be waiting this year though. I can't think of anything else I want. That's the irony - I've been good as I can be, and what for? I've already gotten everything I've asked for. Sigh...
Rove: Social security?
Bush: Done deal.
Rove: Tax cuts?
Bush: Shoot, I get that almost every Christmas.
Rove: Roe vs. Wade?
Bush: Santa says maybe next time.
Rove: Saddam's worthless ass? Heh, heh, guess the fat man came early last year.
Bush: Don't call him that!
Rove: What? Saddam worthless? I thought...
Bush: No, the F-A-T part. That's disrespectful. You'll get him angry.
Rove: Uhhh... What?
Bush: I'm thinking somebody might not find those golf clubs under the tree after all. Know what I'm saying? Now back to me. There must be something I don't have.
Rove: Well, there is the matter of your judicial nominees. You've only got 204 of those.
Bush: 204? That seems like an awful lot.
Rove: But you asked for 214. Why, you're barely batting .950.
Bush: I don't know... I don't want to seem greedy...
Rove: Greedy? Didn't you just tell me that you had been extremely good this year?
Bush: Yes I have. Good as gold.
Rove: Well, you've fulfilled your part of the contract.
Bush: You're right. You're absolutely right. Rovester, you've given me a wonderful present - A Christmas Dream. Merry Christmas. Karl.
Rove: Merry Christmas, sir.
©2004, Mark Hoback