The leaders of the two most civilized and progressive nations in the world, US President Donald Trump and his UK counterpart, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have indicated that they will remain lifelong friends through thick and thin, and have vowed to write to each other once they have been sent to prison.
President Trump is about to be impeached over allegations he sought help from a foreign power to damage a political rival, and Prime Minister Johnson was adjudged on Tuesday to have acted unlawfully when he lied - LIED, mind you - to Her Majesty the Queen, in telling her he needed to suspend Parliament for five weeks, to avoid his Brexit plans being scuppered by other pesky MPs.
The timing couldn't have been better. Both leaders are sure to be sent to jail for their misdemeanors, and will, hopefully, face stiff sentences, which will afford them the time to draft and compose beautiful works of literature to each other on a variety of subjects, possibly including the three Rs - real estate, racism, and riding roughshod over recognized convention, if this isn't four, or even five, Rs.
Other words beginning with the letter 'R' that the two might encounter in prison are 'reflection', 'rednecks', 'roughnecks', 'riot' and 'rape'.
However things turn out for the pair, Mr. Johnson, at least, might like to reflect that, in another time, he would have been dangling at the end of a rope, rather than undergoing rehabilitation.