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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Jan 15, 2012
FOOT IN MOUTH ... AGAIN
News Item: Leading Republican Presidential contender Mitt Romney states not
that sometimes it is necessary to fire people, but "I love to fire people" in
discussing insurers who fail to deliver.
In winter, New Romney, on the Kentish coast, is a forbidding place: gale
force winds blowing across from the Channel; rain, snow and sleet that hits
the face like shards of glass ... . We, hardy Romney sheep learn to live with
it, growing thick coats of fine wool in response. We learn to be
The feed farmers throw out for us ... is that not a dole out you ask. Well, we
have learned not to question the blessings of God.
Hoof and Mouth disease? Yes, well, who is to question God's will.
Not hoof and mouth but hoof in mouth you meant? Quite frankly, I have
never heard of it. It must be something you humans have. Our hooves
remain planted firmly on the ground.
I have to remind you I remain a leader -- both in the business world and the
political. You see all these healthy sheep running around -- I gave them
And then I said it was a bad idea because of Obamacare? Well, imitation is
the sincerest form of flattery, as they say. And I can change my mind again
when the election is over.
That summarizes it all, you say ... . Well, I am glad you understand at last.