Political Fallout: Rants Seduces Pettengill to the Dark Side
Excerpted from this post at Political Fallout
Big Tobacco's Major Player, House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, used his behind the scenes charm* to seduce Dawn Pettengill to the Dark Side of the Minority Force. Dawn's supporters are hailing her defection as courageous. Meanwhile, her opponents are calling her move an act of betrayal, while Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader of the Democratic Empire dismissed her move as "...more of a shift on paper..." ... Mark Twain once said, "There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice." Tempted by the loss of power, it looks like Dawn may have succumbed to Rants's Svengali powers. (Extracted from George du Maurier's 1894 novel, Trilby, the word "Svengali" means a person who, with evil intent, manipulates another into what is desired.) Sounds like we have the ingredients for shooting another adaptation of Tribly here in Iowa. Now all we have to do is woo Hollywood, manipulating them with Iowa's new film tax exemption.