SCENE: Mitch BERG is in the lobby of the AMC Arden Hills, waiting to see “Godzilla Vs. Ayn Rand”. Stainding coincidentally in front of BERG are several members of the Minnesota 5th Congressional District LIbertarian Party; Stephanie Marie ANNAN, Community organizer,Garth MULLER, the Vice Chair for Ideological Purity, Carpal POX, the deputy chair,Victor VON SCLIEFFENBERG-MOLTKE, Vice Chair for Education, and Anarchy GOATEEMONGER, inreach director. The group is talking; BERG is reluctantly overhearing the conversation.
GOATEEMONGER: Today in class, my kid told the teacher “Taxation is theft!”.
(General hooting and backslapping ensues).
ANNAN: You are such a good dad!
MULLER: Next he’ll be telling them to Vote Harder!
GOATEEMONGER: Right! And you won’t believe this; the teacher asked him who was going to build the roads!
(Generalized guffawing ensues)
SCHLIEFFENGERG-MOLTKE: Hah! Roads!
BERG: So Mr. Goateemonger – what did your kid answer?
ANNAN: Here! Have some more government!~
(More hooting and back-slapping)
MULLER: Hey, look! Only government can wipe my butt!
BERG: Er…so did your kid answer?
POX: I read an article the other day that says fusion-powered hovercars are right around the corner. It’s going to be a non-issue any day now.
(Vigorous head-nodding ensues).
SCHLIEFFENGERG-MOLTKE (affecting a constipated sounding voice): Vote harder! Vote harder!
(The laughter is becoming brweathless)
BERG: So – did the kid ever…y’know…answer?
(IMore guffawing follows)