Saturday, February 17, 2007

Creative Writing - Political Style

Regardless of your politicals, the spin is great
REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, THE SPIN PUT
ON THIS STORY IS GOOD


UNCLE REMUS

Judy, a professional genealogical researcher,
discovered that Hillary Clinton's great-great uncle,
Remus Rodham, a fellow lacking in moral character, was
hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana
in 1889. The only known photograph of Remus shows him
standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is
this inscription: "Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to
Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, and
robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by
Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments. Hillary's
staff of professional image adjusters cropped Remus'
picture, scanned it, enlarged the image, and edited it
with image processing software so that all that's seen
is a head shot. The accompanying biographical sketch
is as follows:

"Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana
Territory. His business empire grew to include the
acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate
dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883,
he devoted several years of his life to service at a
government facility, finally taking leave to resume
his dealings with the Railroad. In 1887, he was a key
player in a vital investigation run by the renowned
Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away
during an important civic function held in his honor
when the platform upon which he was standing
collapsed."

Thanks David R.

That’s creative writing…

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