SCENE: Mitch BERG is enjoying a primary-night libation, engrossed in reading results in a booth at a local tavern – so miuch so he doesn’t notice Avery LIBRELLE has entered the room and noticed him. By the time BERG notices, it’s far too late.
LIBRELLE: Look at all that DFL turnout in the primaries yesterday.
BERG: Huh. Yeah, look at that.
LIBRELLE: Ketih Ellison won!
BERG: Yeah. Huge suspense there. Hey – question for you. Do we always believe women who report violent physical abuse?
LIBRELLE: What, are you a barbarian? Of course we do.
BERG: So Ms. Monahan, the woman who claimed Ellison abused her…
LIBRELLE: Worthless lying whore.
BERG: Huh. So…women who claim abuse…
LIBRELLE: Above reproach.
BERG: Women who claim abuse by Keith Ellison…
LIBRELLE: Filthy trollop!
BERG: …or Al Franken…
LIBRELLE: Vile harridan!
BERG: …Garrison Keillor…
LIBRELLE: Two-bit crack whore!
BERG: … women making claims against men in general?
LIBRELLE: Absolute moral authority. #MeToo
BERG: Women accusing prominent Democrats
LIBRELLE: Wretched filth.
BERG: Huh. Gotcha. Hey – did Paul Wellstone just walk in?
BERG slips away as LIBRELLE looks around.