Monday, March 02, 2009

Power Outage, or Mr. Blackout Spreads the Word

Had lunch today with .... Doesn't matter with whom. It was one of those instances where I said to "companion" that I'd like to help you, but I can't.

Sometimes that's code for, "Of course, I have the power to help you, but I am not going to. And because I have the power, a power that you will continue to both fear and covet, I need not be honest with you. I can tell you a lie. But you know and I know that the truth is: 'I don't want to help you, which explains the absence of helping at this particular juncture and at all future junctures.' "

But in this case meaning is as meaning said: "Would love to make it happen. That and a nickel gets you a presidential bas-relief."

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