Written by joseph k winter

Monday, 3 December 2018

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Mr. Shakespeare tweeted from heaven: "The foundation's the thing wherein to catch the conscience of a king?"

Now starring in major roles for Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama have already started in with the 2020 presidential election.

The performance is bringing widespread global attention, especially due to several "steamy" scenes.

Mr. Obama as Marc Anthony has conceded the role is challenging.

However, it is foreign to his personality, with one possible exception.

“I could say politics itself was my Cleopatra,” the former president said last night in an interview with the press.

“But of course, unlike Mr. Anthony, I would never become ensnared and seduced, while abandoning two wives!”

The story shows a powerful but bewitched Marc Anthony versus The Sly Queen.

As to whether he felt as president, like Marc Anthony, he had “bestrid the world” with “a rear’d arm,” he replied: “No and yes. But history will tell that story.”

As to Ms. Clinton she has remarked, “Well, if Cleopatra could be queen thousands of years ago why not myself as president? And note my brain! Better than hers!”

A reporter murmured something from the rear of the gathering.

Was there a hint of corruption about Cleopatra? As with her devious ways, including informing Marc Anthony she had died (to get his reaction), which then induced him to fall on his sword?

“Devilish and sly she was, indeed, and note how effectively I can play that role! My versatility, you see!”

Ms. Clinton’s hair is currently died jet black and cut with bangs across her forehead for the part.

Another CNN reporter in the tradition of Mr. Acosta stepped forward to pursue this corruption question further.

“Ah, as to Clinton Foundation money, is there a problem? With lopsided amounts to charity versus to Foundation salaries, you know.”

“You’re talking about the ridiculous idea only 2.8 million went to charities whereas 438 million went to salaries, I suppose?”

“Just asking, my reverent Queen.”

“Very well. I tell you there is absolutely nothing to all these stories about me. I am clean as a hound’s tooth!”

At which point Mr. Obama moved forward from the rear of the stage to add to the interview.

“My colleague, Ms. Clinton, has always been fascinated with theater. As with Mr. Nixon, a great student of Machiavelli.”

“Machiavelli?”

“Did I say Machiavelli? I meant Dostoevsky.”

Ms. Clinton: “I will say this. When Mr. Nixon died, thousands of people lined up to pay their respects. The line to view his coffin was three miles long!”

Mr. Obama: “We could only hope for the same in these turbulent times. Imagine, a line three miles long to view our remains.”

Ms. Clinton: “Or longer!”

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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