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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Dear Valued Customer and General Election Voter:

We here at Acme Manufacturing Company are always looking for new products to serve our customer's needs. In this election season we have the perfect gift idea for your home or office. We are sending you a trial sample for your evaluation.

The device is called a Political Detection Meter, attached. Either hang it over the doorway to your home's front door, kitchen door, office door or keep one in your shirt pocket. Thus, whenever someone comes up to greet you or shake your hand you will instantly know their political affiliation. The appropriate color indicates the political bent of your passing acquaintance.

You will be spared the political embarrassment of mentioning snipers in Bosnia, Monica Lewinsky or tall tales about heath to care to a Senator Clinton Supporter. You can stay away from discussing Reverend Wright and Louis Farrakhan when a Senator Obama supporter is near. Likewise no-no topics for Senator McCain would be immigration and campaign finance reform.

On the other hand if you are fed up with all the political hooey and have had a few drinks you might tell a fiscal conservative that you think US government spending and taxes should be increased ten fold or a liberal that all US sponsored social programs should be terminated.

Acme manufacturing accepts no liability for termination of employment or medical conditions caused by this product.

Political Detection Meter

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