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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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May 6, 2018
News Item: French President Macron called withdrawal from the Iran deal insane.
Ma'am, you are the First Lady. If anyone knows the president intimately, it must be
Well, I've been finding out lately I am not the only one who knows him intimately.
As I was saying Ma'am, you are as close to him as anyone. You share, a house, a
We have separate bedrooms
So, I understand. But don't you think ...
I have learned not to. You know he can be obsessive. If he promises to get me
something, he feels he has to even if I don't want it.
Is that related to the Iran deal?
Of course, he's got a checklist of his election promises and he is intent on crossing
off each item ...
Is that so?
Of course, even if the people don't give a cow's patty.
That's a colorful phrase.
Sometimes you need one to make a point
But tell me. When the French president says breaking the Iran deal is insane, it
means the man doing it is a lunatic ...
Well, you tell me. What do you think of a man who prefers a cheeseburger in bed to
me (straightening up in her chair and sticking her chest out).
You've got me there Ma'am. You've proven your point.
Thank you. Now excuse me. I have to go and arrange for tonight's cheeseburgers ....