THE NULL SOLUTION = Episode 89
…Speaking of those blasted space-nuts, rumors are spreading about Deke McKinney, nobody has seen him lately…
“It’s pretty much just you… and a fundamental sectarian cult the hills of Tennessee. What gives?” Chief-of-Staff Dane Shriver compares his boss to a group of hillbillies who think that if it isn’t found in the Holy Bible, it can’t be true. She just does not get it.
“It seems like NASA is a military drone without the remote control.”
“But Prez Roy is a folk hero and NASA comes in under budget every year… and he wears a white cowboy hat!”
“I wore a white hat on Easter last year!”
“A Golden-cheeked Warbler, how could I forget?”
“There were only 500 nesting pairs left and they are only found in Texas… and where is our legendary former president from?”
“Okay, alright, but it’s the milliner’s fault. He told me the yellow feathers would bring out the brown in my beautiful hazel eyes.” A scant 51% of Americans would agree, the rest would side with the blue-eyed Republican who campaigned against her three year ago. “If I have him fired, what would be the big whooped-y-do? He’s old and he should retire to that ranch of his.”
“There is still the McKinney factor. They are equally big or bigger heroes as Crippen and that voting block is as loyal as hell to him”
President Bassett is wearing a path into the pink Oval Office carpet.
“I heard he is on location in Morocco shooting a movie.”
The the funny thing about rumors & gossip; both lack accuracy as well as credibility and spread faster than a norovirus on a overbooked cruise ship.