Sunday, December 03, 2017


Every morning from 7:04 to 7:34 I stand in my school's cafeteria and supervise the free breakfast students receive. (I think the food service provides the breakfast, not the government.)

The cafeteria isn't a hot spot for trouble first thing in the morning. The students come in, get their food, eat it, and usually they leave. I find myself daydreaming sometimes as I look out over all those youngsters who probably would have skipped breakfast altogether if they didn't get it this way.

I imagine that some men in dark suits come up to me and say, "Ms. Johnson, you are urgently needed to take over the presidency of the United States of America." And off I go with them to the White House.

Do you ever think about this? What you would do if they just asked you to step in?

What would I, Anne Johnson, do?

First I would introduce the people of the USA to my two lovely cats, Beta and Gamma. Nothing humanizes a leader like a pet.


Oh, I get all kinds of good ideas about what I would do and say if I suddenly became the third President Johnson! I won't bog you down with it all. Suffice it to say that my administration would be compassionate and fair-minded and environmentally friendly, and the upholstery in the White House would all be tasteful and easy to maintain!

Beyond introducing my cats to the American people, I'm only certain of one other thing about my presidency: I would not Tweet. As a sober stateswoman and servant of the people, I would deep-six that nonsense right off the bat.


anne marie in philly said...

hell, at this point, ANYONE (except another GOPrick) would make a better leader than the orange tinyhands shiteater. go for it!

Bob Slatten said...

I need to find the men in the dark suits and get them to come to you so we can end this national nightmare.

e said...

From your fingertips to the Goddess's eyes. Make it so!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Madam President, your bullet-proof limo awaits.