I thought we could all use a lighter moment in view of all the turmoil and trouble in the news these days. I made a few minor edits to a story that I have had in my files for years and whose authorship I do not know. I think it is hilarious but also telling in the way things get done by our elected officials.
Let me know what you think and I hope it makes you laugh.
In the beginning was the Plan.
And then came the Assumptions.
And the Assumptions were without form.
And the Plan was without substance.
And the darkness was upon the face of the Voters.
And they spoke among themselves saying, “It is a crock of shit and it stinks.”
And the Voters went to the Local Party Leaders and said, “It is a pail of dung and we can’t live with the smell.”
And the Local Party Leaders went to the State Party Chairman saying, “It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide it.”
And the State Party Chairman went to the Senators and Representatives, saying, “It is a vessel of fertilizer and none may abide its strength.”
And the Senators and the Representatives went to the National Party Chairman, saying, “It contains that which is associated with plant growth and it is very strong.”
And the National Party Chairman went to the National Committee saying, “It promotes growth and it is very powerful.”
And the National Committee went to the President, saying unto him, “This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the nation with very powerful effects.”
And the President looked upon the Plan and saw that it was good.
And the Plan became Policy.
And this is how shit happens.