Heather Connolly glared down her running mate and party chairman.
“Look, I know how to look sympathetic”, she protested.
“It’s not enough” replied Horace Duke, the party chair. “Right now, we have to play along with the ‘We are all Americans’ line. The killers were Arabs or Palestinian, or even if they weren’t most people will think of them that way.”
“So?” asked Derek Jordan.
“So,” explained Duke, “There’s a big difference between us calling out the other party for Hypocrisy or being crooked, and looking like we’re happy they get assassinated.”
“It’s murder, not assassination” argued Heather.
“Assassination” returned Duke bluntly. “Like it or not, these people killed the President-Elect of the United States. We just can’t ignore that.
We can play this to our advantage, but you’re going to have to be strong on this, Heather.”
Heather Connolly knew what was coming, but even so she became furious as she listened to Horace Duke explain the new plan.
“You want me to demand a Senate investigation into IRAN?” she exploded.
“Absolutely” replied Duke. “Everyone already thinks Iran did it, so there’s no way we can run against that. But if we push hard as a National Security issue, this plays to our support for winning the White House.”
“What, you mean next time?” asked a puzzled Jordan.
“Hell no” retorted Duke, “Didn’t you realize this means the White House is up for grabs now?”