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"Breakfast at Bernanke's: A tale from the fly on the wall."

“Ron, I have just one question for you.” said Ben. "By all means Ben. I am listening.", Congressman Paul assured his host.
"Well, you see Dr., we have taken notice of your recent success in your campaign and...well, we are a little concerned."
"You should be", Ron said through a light chuckle.
A slight, insincere smile flashed across Ben's face as his eyes darted to the table in front of the two men and then back to Ron's face. Ben's hesitation prompted Ron to speak, "What is it Ben? Are your eggs cold?" teased the Congressman.
Ben nervously laughed for a brief instant. "No, no...it's just that. Why is this so hard?" Ben said as he slapped both of his hands down on his legs while leaning back in his seat, looking up as if seeking some influence from another realm of reality. From that position he continued.
"It wasn't this hard with the others!"
"Oh, Ben! Just say it. I have heard it all. You know I have gotten some pretty thick skin the last few decades." Paul said coaxingly with a smiling stare.
A forced exhalation puffed up Ben's cheeks after which he gently put his plate of scrambled eggs to one side and crossed his fingers on the table in front of him, he leaned in on his elbows as if to get as close to Ron as he could without making the situation any more awkward then it had just become. His eyebrows arched, his forehead wrinkled and in a low voice he spoke. "Ron, how much do you want for your soul?"
"What!? Come on!" exclaimed Ron as he lightly batted away the question with one hand. "Real funny Ben. I thought you were wanting to discuss something serious. I am very busy you know and there are a lot of important things that need to be talked about."
Silence.
Ben held his hunched over position and stared into Ron's brown eyes, saying more than words ever could. At the same time Ron straitened in his seat and crossed his arms. His chin raised slightly and his bushy eyebrows furrowed as he returned the stare with an even more serious look than his company was giving.
"How much you got, Ben?"
A slight crooked smile that bordered on a sneer, reminiscent of Cheney slowly creeped across Ben's face as he sat up keeping only his crossed fingers on the table now. Slowly tilting his head to one side he responded. "Enough. More than enough, Ron. You know that. How about one hundred billion? Sound good?"
"Sure," said Ron maintaining his stoic seat. "Just one thing though."
"Whatever you need Ron. Just say it."
"Gold. I want every dime of it in gold."
Ben's eye's instantly widened though only for a moment as he tried, and with some success, to maintain composure. The two men only stared for a moment. A dry gulping sound emitted from Ben's throat as a single bead of sweat made it's way down one cheek. Details that were not lossed on the good Dr. Paul.
Ron returned the coy smile and let his arms down so that his hands rested on the edge of the table. “That’s what I thought.” said Ron, slowly shaking his head.
For a moment Ben remembered being caught as a boy stealing change from his mother’s purse. Ron’s head movement reminded him of the wagging finger of his upset mother. A memory Ben quickly dismissed as he tried desperately to give nothing away by his slight loss of composure.
Ron slowly stood up from the table with a cloth napkin in hand. He broke the wide eyed stare of Ben, gently wiped his lips and lightly dropped then napkin on the table.
“I’ll be seeing you again real soon Ben. Thanks for the bagel and juice.”
Ben said nothing and only kept his eyes fixed on Ron as he turned and walked away. In the same moment that Ron was met at the dinning room door by one of his staffers, a thought tumbled it’s way through Ben’s frantic mind.
“I sure hope not Ron. Though I think you may be right.” He looked away from the man who had just seen through his facade as if it were a night gown and fixed his eyes on his lap where at the same time he put his cold, sweaty hands. Then, under a hushed voice, like he were whispering to a flea he spoke. “Sorry mom.”



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bump. +1

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The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

I know, I know,

it is a shameful act here on the DP to comment on your own post after it has gone bye bye.

It's just that it was originally posted late and there is talk of the Paul Bernanke coalition that formed over breakfast the other morning.

Not to mention the fact that we could all use a little light hearted humor right about now.

So those are my reasons for heinously commenting on my own post to get it back in circulation.

Beside the fact I did a great job in my mind and am in desperate need of attention.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

Nice way to spread the LOVE!

Scary ...

A very inspired estimate of what the fly on the wall might have heard, enjoyable.

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It was a dark and stormy night...

Very purple indeed! But I wish there were some way to cure the Paulistas of their apostrophe abuse! THERE IS NO APOSTROPHE IN THE POSSESSIVE ITS! And apostrophes are NEVER used to make plurals, except of some acronyms and/or dates ("the 1970's," for example, is acceptable.)

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Freedom is my Worship Word!

Thanks.

Being a drop out I may one day need to make use of your services.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

Get over yourself!

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~Your perception becomes your reality~

Great post

It put a smile on my face just thinking about Bernanke squirming in his seat.

Gold...

Bernanke's kryptonite LOL! Really enjoyed your post. Thanks!

MIALIZ

LOL..Like your style bro.

LOL..Like your style bro.

Thanks. You have great taste.

Thanks. You have great taste. ;)

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

lol

Lol loved it! UPVOTE!

Learn to laugh a little people!

Oh, brother. This is "fan

Oh, brother. This is "fan fiction"... please come back to reality for about 10 seconds.

Obviously a piece of satire.

Glad to see you know your genre's. Thanks.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

genre is what?

You don't use an apostrophe to make a plural!

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Who needs editors when you

Who needs editors when you have the DP. Thanks.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

It would be awesome if you

It would be awesome if you used your obvious talent in a way that would motivate outsiders (meaning, everyone besides the current Paul supporters) to look into and support Ron Paul. Thanks.

How do you know I am not,

How do you know I am not, there, Cheesy Subterranean.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

I thought it was quite good.

And giving us a laugh helps morale. When I first heard that he was having breakfast at Bernanke's place, I wondered what strategy they would use to try to compromise him. I don't understand the down votes at all.

Lol

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"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant