Aaron Sorkin imagines in yesterday's New York Times what it would be like if Barack Obama had a sit-down with President Jed Bartlet. It begins like this:
BARACK OBAMA knocks on the front door of a
300-year-old New Hampshire farmhouse while his Secret Service detail
waits in the driveway. The door opens and OBAMA is standing face to
face with former President JED BARTLET.
OBAMA Mr. President.
BARTLET You seem startled.
OBAMA I didn’t expect you to answer the door yourself.
I didn’t expect you to be getting beat by John McCain and a Lancôme rep
who thinks “The Flintstones” was based on a true story, so let’s call
OBAMA Yes, sir.
BARTLET Come on in.