copyright Marie Gail Stratford
"Russell, "I said, "didn't that silo spring up overnight?"
"You're right, Perry, it wasn't here yesterday!"
"Why would anyone need to build a 'Suddenly Silo' in a remote area like this?"
"No idea," said Russell, "let's investigate."
Russell and I crept up to the silo and I hoisted him on my shoulders so he could climb to the top.
"Russell, what do you see?"
"Bunch of people in suits ... and there's Jeb Bush!"
“The people in suits are talking sternly and waving fingers at Bush. Now he’s talking.”
"What's he saying?"
"Knowing what I know now, I would not have invaded Iraq ...Knowing what I know now, I would not have invaded Iraq ....God, I'm tired! ...Knowing what I know now...."
My guest star, fellow Friday Fictioneer Russell Gayer, not only lends his esteemed presence to the piece, he also lends his somewhat backwater home locale as the perfect highly private location for Jeb Bush to prepare for his presidential campaign, which is not off to a flying start.
Always off to a flying start are the other Friday Fictioneers, whose takes on the above prompt may be found by clicking right here.
Russell and I for President and Vice-President? We got the Suddenly Silo right here!
Wasn't expecting that. Good one, Perry. You almost have to feel sorry for Jeb. The "stupid" gene is one you just can't shake.
Yeah, it's a shame about that, although only George has the gene that is imprinted with "Let Dick Do It." I think a number of Republican candidates are going to be practicing in the silo before this one is over.
Made me think of a bobble head.
Boy, that works for every politician!
Thank you, Perry, and thank you American public.
Perry and I initially planned to hold a press conference on April Fool's Day to announce our candidacy for President and Offensive Coordinator (sounds so much better than Vice President, doesn't it?). We've also hired a former equipment man from the New England Patriots to deflate inflation by .4 percentage points per year during our first term. If we're able to accomplish that, even people like Jeb Bush might be able to get a real job.
Perry and Russell bobble-heads. I like the sound of that.
Many people think we already are.
If we get elected we won't have to get real jobs for another four years. Maybe even eight. I understand if Governor Christie is elected, the Oval Office will be renamed ... well, the Oval Office.
Perry, When I heard Jeb Bush was running I almost laughed - almost. What if he gets elected? Norway looks like a great place to live. Thanks for the smile.
Too funny! I wonder if Jeb will ever get that line right? Love the notion of a "Suddenly Silo." You have a very creative mind!
I'm coming with you.
Thank you, Lorna!
Love it! I'd vote for you and Russell in a heart beat, Perry. I'm not even sure this would do the trick for old Jeb, but he would probably say anything to win. Great, imaginative piece.
Thanks, Amy. Will you contribute to me and Russell?
And they're not far from wrong.
Yes, Amy. Will you attend our lavish $2 a paper-plate fund raiser?
Hilarious--even more than usual! But then, I always enjoy the antics of the GOP as fodder for comedy :-)
Hello Mudder, Hello Fodder ... Thanks, Jan!
I'm from Florida.
We sell hanging chads. We have plenty. Please feel free to contact me for a fair price.
And, if chads are not your cup of Florida orange juice, then like our darling Rick Scott - you can always just buy the election outright.
BUT - do not send Jeb back here. Eight years was too much..
Good luck to you guys...
Where am I going to send him - Iraq?
Sounds like a media training he should have had ;-)
LOL. I would love to see you US president, the rest of the world would love it. Putin would be in for a surprise... :) Great fun, your story.
no beating around the bush here, eh? :)
Better late than never in the Suddenly Silo.
Thanks. I think you're right, I'm going to throw my hat into ring. Or is it throw my ring into the hat? Anyway I'm going to let Russell handle Putin, I'll supervise the interns in the Oval Office.
I guess what they're doing is beating it INTO the Bush. Looks like it's taking more than a few beatings.
Good stuff. I'm trying to remain calm for this upcoming election :( And I'm not doing well at it.
Y'all have my vote for sure.
I couldn't help hearing "Suddenly Seymore" from Little Shop of Horrors. Perhaps I'm hearing it for a reason. ;) Russell and Perry on the ballot? Hmmmm. Could be entertaining.
Russell and Perry vs Bush and Palin.....that should be on pay TV.....
First thing I do is hire a Secretary of Silly Walks.
Yes, the silo is named Seymour. Remember the Bush people don't want anybody to be interested in looking for it.
It would be good for the campaign to be on cable TV unless it's on HBO, in which case Russell and I would have to be naked. We are unlikely to win in that instance. Especially Russell.
I'd vote for you two. If I wasn't in India, I'd also attend the $2 per paper plate fundraiser. I know Russell won't be serving chicken. If he did, I suspect his wife wouldl go out and count her's. Good luck to the both of you. I'd say more, but I expect to come back to the U.S. some day and don't want to be stopped at the airport gate. :D --- Suzanne
LOL. I would vote for you guys as long as you promise to make the country laugh and not a laughing stock.
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