One Trick Phony

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One Trick Phony
Written by Mark Edgemon

Senator Fred “Stump” Cursewell was a mediocre politician with only one area of expertise, which he used continually throughout his career, especially when campaigning for re-election and that was a manipulative tactic of turning things around and back on to his opponents and political enemies. He was a master at it!

He took his opponents strengths and spoke in a derogatory manner concerning them, turning his opponent strength into a weakness and votes for him. He would also take his own weaknesses and attribute them to his opponent. The more outrageous the claims he made the more the public believed him, figuring no one would say such things unless they were true.

He had won three re-elections to the senate and then announced he was running for president. He did the same thing as he had done before, tearing down his opponents right and left no matter how capable they might be just so he could take office and grab hold of power. When it was all said and done, what worked for him in the Senate did not work for him on a national level. The public was sick of mud slinging and he lost his presidential bid along with his seat in the Senate.

People could say that the nation had deserved the government that they had all these years. And, if the saying still held true today, then there was still hope yet for the people of that country.

Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon

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