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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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March 22, 2015
THE MIDDLE EAST CHAMELIEON
News Item: Immediately before the Israeli election, Netanyahu said he would never
allow a Palestinian state. A couple of days after, he said negotiations could lead to
Ha! Ha! Ha! I can change colors so fast, I dazzle my opponents. Now you hear me,
now you don't.
So how do you do it?
It's in my genes. I am a chamelieon.
You mean like a chameleon.
Well, not quite. A chameleon plays tricks with your eyes. I can do the same with your
Is that why so many have called you a liar.
A liar? Most certainly not. A chemelieon? Maybe. It's all a question of perspective.
Does your dazzling show work?
Just see for yourself. Most people win an election ... get a congratulatory phone
call. But the head honcho of the most powerful country in the world, the Grand
Ollama himself, flew half way around the world to come and see me.
Wow! And you the head of this piddly little hodgepodge of a place with fewer people
than a large city. Why do they care?
It's my show. It's my backers in their own countries. You know, he has met with me
ten times ... that's more than any other leader.
Wo! Good to have friends in high places.
Friends with lots of moolah and lots of clout ... and of course, my dazzling show.
It certainly works ...