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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
September 9, 2012


News Item:   President Obama's nomination acceptance speech made quite clear the
onus had been on his supporters for implementing change.  He, as always, was

I am the Grand Ollama, and by definition infallible. I could not make a mistake if I tried
and it follows I can do no wrong.

Yes, I promised you "hope and change", and I continue to do so.  But you my little
llamas are the motive force.  Hard it may be to believe, with your puny little minds in
comparison with mine, but fighting together we can make a difference -- you do the
fighting; I will continue to serve to bring you happiness from thinking about “hope and

We have made considerable progress; still, much remains to be done.  And even with
my steady hand on the tiller of “hope and change”, this ship of state will face stormy
waters, and I will need your help.
You can count on me fellow lamas.  You know you can.  Can I count on you?
The crowd roars a thunderous...ye..e..s.