LENGTH: 398 words
THESIS: "We've entered the Twilight Zone where a make-believe peacemaker is a Nobel Laureate"
WHAT 'THEY' MIGHT AS WELL HAVE DECLARED: "that gravity is no longer in force and the sun won't come up tomorrow as usual because the sun is now orbiting the earth"
NICKNAME FOR WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: "Gibbsy"
MOST STARTLING IMAGE: "Gibbsy" waking "Barry" at dawn in a Santa suit to cheer him up and "to make his early morning gift a bit more festive"
WHAT SHIVER IS ACTUALLY REFERRING TO: Obama being woken by staff with news of the Nobel prize
CAMEO APPEARANCES: Mark "Twin" [sic], "Billy" Ayers
QUESTION OF THE DAY: "Is Satan in charge of the Twilight Zone too?"
THE LAST WORD:
But, hey, Chicago seems to have a way with twisted reality, doesn't she? After all, is also the city that turned Billy Ayers, unrepentant domestic terrorist into a "respected" educator with lots of influence and plenty of pals in high places. Chicago
Whenever I visit
, I can't help but think of a wonderful Mark Twin quote on the place: "Satan (impatiently) to New Comer. The trouble with you Chicago people is, that you think you are the best people down here; whereas you are merely the most numerous." Chicago