Special to the Dresden Mills Gazette. September 28, 2008. My name is Wesli Court, a reporter for the Dresden Mills Gazette, and I am standing beside the counter of the Dresden Take-Out and Texaco. With me is my sketchist, Art Penman, and we are about to speak with a gentleman who has just entered the store to pay for his gasoline. Good morning, sir. What is your name, please?
D.E. My name is Dick Everyman.
W. C. Mr. Everyman, would you mind answering a few questions for the Dresden Mills Gazette?
D. E. Okay.
W. C. Are you a registered voter?
D. E. Yes, I am.
W. C. What is your opinion of the people who are running for the Presidency of the United States?
D. E. Depends. Which one?
W. C. How about the Republican nominee?
D. E. I think in his dotage he’s raising McCain.
W. C. And the Democrat?
D. E. Lots of racists are afraid we’re turning into an Obama nation.
W. C. How about his running mate?
D. E. He should start Biden time before he blurts again.
W. C. How about the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee?
D. E. She started out pale, and she’s still Palin. The depth of her ignorance is appalling.
W. C. How do you feel about the bailout of the country’s financial institutions taking place right now?
D. E. I thought the Bush League had finished looting the national treasury, but I was wrong. And they’re going to get away with it again.
W. C. What’s your opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury?
D. E. He, too, apPauls, son.
W. C. Which party do you think you’ll vote for in this election?
D. E. Well, in the recent past I’ve voted Green, but they’ve reached their Nader once too often.
W. C. Then you’re undecided?
D. E. Hell, no! If you think I want a third term sitting in the Bushes with McCain and his sugar, you’re crazy.
W. C. Thank you for your time, Mr. Everyman.
D. E. Welcome. How much do I owe you for gas?