THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 189
…“Sweet Susannah is 15 years old and Deke McKinney doesn’t know it…
The Freelove (for President) campaign, even though it is leading by all polling accounts, is having a hard time gaining any further traction, as September bleeds into October. Incumbency has its advantages, though complacency is an inconvenient byproduct.
“I think we need to muddy the water a bit,” offers Skip Chandler, the Freelove Campaign Strategist. “I have been doing a little digging on that oldest McKinney boy Deke.”
“What do you mean by “digging”,” Sylvia Freelove asks of her chief aide?
“He is an all-American 19 year-old male, what is unusual about that?”
“Well she happens to be the daughter of one of my former colleagues in the House.”
“He’s a Democrat.”
“So are most New Mexicans.”
“She’s not going to be 16 until December.”
“My daughter has dated an older guy, that’s why they invented birth control.”
“Sweet Susannah is 15 years old and Deke McKinney doesn’t know it. Her daddy told me that because she skipped two grades, she is a senior, but that “hick hunk from Houston” thinks she is or about to be 18.”
“That’s all fine and dandy Skip, but what does all this have to do with muddying the waters? Those McKinney boys were probably raised on the silly notion that you wait to have sex until you get married.”
“Absurd isn’t it? And just like that squaresville Crippen; out of touch and morally pious he is.” Skip Chandler speaks for his new-ageness, as well as his boss’ immoral belief system. “They have gone out on a few dates, but Congressman Daddy tells me she is getting bored with him. I think we can fix things so that we can claim that Deke forced himself on her……at the dance, in public and the poor innocent Susannah ends up with a torn dress and a broken heart.”
“That is quite a story you have there. But that seems a bit risky at this stage of the game.”
“We could use an “October Surprise” Sylvia. If we can’t touch Crippen or Walker, why not go after his step-kids? It will make ol’ Roy look like a bad parent.”