Massachusetts Senate Seat Lost: Dems Blame It On The *Trickster

Funny story written by b kenneth mcgee

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

In a hastily called press conference at the White House, spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters today that the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy's senate seat was the work of The Trickster. "No doubt about it," said Gibbs, "The Trickster was at work here.No other explanation for it, it was certainly not our fault here at The White House. We had a lock on that Senate seat, nothing short of The Trickster could have taken it away from us. No further questions!"

When Martha Coakley, the Democratic nominee for the seat was contacted, she was curt in her reply, "No question it was The Trickster, this was my senate seat and we all knew it the day that Teddy died." When asked if her indifference and lack of campaigning had anything to do with the loss, her face grew red and she shouted at the reporter, "Campaign?! You mean Fenway Park, shake hands with the masses, get down and dirty at factory gates? You have to be kidding! I don't do baseball, and I certainly don't do the proletariat.

Harry Reid was asked about the results of the senate race. "The Trickster, definitely The Trickster," he replied. Nancy Pelosi was asked and she replied, "The Trickster all the way, no doubt about it."

Following up the story a brave and industrious reporter found The Trickster in the deep environs of the Netherworld. He asked him if he had been involved in this startling upset. The Trickster laughed, and made a cackling sound before he replied, "Are you kidding? They didn't need me on this one. Frankly, I'm working on the mid terms!"


The trickster deity breaks the rules of the gods or nature, sometimes maliciously (for example, Loki) but usually, albeit unintentionally, with ultimately positive effects. Often, the rule-breaking takes the form of tricks (e.g. Eris) or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both; they are often funny even when considered sacred or performing important cultural tasks. An example of this is the sacred Heyoka, whose role is to play tricks and games and by doing so raises awareness and acts as an equalizer.[citation needed]

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