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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
January 27, 2013


News Item:  The Presidential inauguration was held on Monday, January 21,
coinciding with the Martin Luther King holiday.

Oh, it brings tears to my eyes to see all this love from my fellow llamas.  Just look at
the crowd.

But is it not a quarter to a third of the number last time?

Hey!  Don't knock it.  How many people go to re-runs?

I have to ask you something.  Were you not required to be sworn in by noon of
January 20th?

Yes, I was ...  and I was sworn in at the White House ... yesterday.

You were!  So, this whole show, was a show.

Well, why not?  Everyone loves a show and my supporters have another chance to
be generous.

Then the 'lip-sync' Beyonce scandal can hardly be called such ... it's all show

Wasn't it a perfect rendition?  Rather that than a poor one that damages the poor
woman's throat in the cold.  We have to be accommodating.  Compromise, that's my

Don't let the ugly conquer the beautiful for the sake of nonsensical truths?

You got it.  Didn't Shakespeare say, "All the world's a stage ... "