SCENE: MITCH is sitting with Inge “Lucky” CARROLL and Bridget GRETELSTEIN, operatives for the ABM (“Alita Buys Minnesota”), at the Champs in Mendota Heights.
MITCH: (Continuing conversation that started before the scene) Well, yeah – ABM and the DFL’s message – pardon the redundancy – was aimed at low-information voters.
CARROLL(sitting with four empty cosmos in front of her): Hah! You are having teh meltdown!
BERG: Er, huh? “Meltdown”.
CARROLL: Yes. You are having teh meltdown.
BERG: Well, no. I’m pretty calm. Bored and waiting for a drink, actually. Where do you get “meltdown?”
GRETELSTEIN: It makes you uncomfortable, talking about your declining mental state. Doesn’t it?
BERG: No, it makes me uncomfortable that neither of you will answer a question about your organization’s cynical, factually-challenged campaign. I’ve been documenting all your group’s lies for years now. And I’m just amazed that so many people in our purportedly “above-average” state buy such a line of transparent BS.
CARROLL: You’re so angry, you’re about to have teh stroke.
BERG: What part of “bored and waiting on a drink” do you have trouble with?
GRETELSTEIN: Don’t go all postal on us!
BERG: Hm. OK, I’ll see what I can do. Hey, let’s talk about what the new DFL majority will inherit – since Democrats are all about babbling about things they inherited. A balanced state budget, for starters.
(Silence for a few seconds as CARROLL and GRETELSTEIN look uncomfortably at each other).
CARROLL: You are having teh meltdown.