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Q. If I'm elected as President, what should I do first?
Al, Tennessee; George, Texas; Ralph, Washington; Pat, Hades; John, California
Since my poor showing in the polls has prevented me from furthering
my campaign, I am throwing my support behind Bill the Cat. However,
I do have Ten Commandments for the ultimate
winner of the presidency.
Q. What color are your socks?
Michelle, New Jersey
While I do wear flip-flops during the sorching summer heat, I am often
found wearing navy paisley socks. While the Eastland shoes craze was
"so 1990," as a young girl named Virginia informed me, they
are just too darned comfortable to give up. I have also just now mastered
the darned knots that was all the rage.
Q. You're cuter than Bush or Gore. Can I vote for you in the 2000
Yes! Since I was not re-elected to a second term, I am still eligible
to serve my country. I am running as the candidate representing the
Old School/Good Ol' Days Party. I am now eligible for $12 million dollars
in federal campaign funds which I plan to spend entirely on smear ads
against Bill the Cat, whom I also hear is running. We're for education,
against murder, and will definitely do something about the "death
Q. I'm in love with two girls. One is very intelligent, but not
very pretty. She always laughs at my jokes and makes me feel all warm
inside. The other one is gorgeous, but mocks me. Which one should I
choose to take to prom?
"Coming into office the declared enemy of both, I have earnestly endeavored
to prevent a resort to either."
Q. What's up with the national debt?
"The policy of the Federal Government in extinguishing as rapidly
as possible the national debt, and subsequently in resisting every temptation
to create a new one, deserves to be regarded in the same favorable light.
Among the many objections to a national debt, the certain tendency of
public securities to concentrate ultimately in the coffers of foreign
stockholders is one which is every day gathering strength. Already have
the resources of many of the States and the future industry of their
citizens been indefinitely mortgaged to the subjects of European Governments
to the amount of twelve millions annually to pay the constantly accruing
interest on borrowed money-a sum exceeding half the ordinary revenues
of the whole United States. The pretext which this relation affords
to foreigners to scrutinize the management of our domestic affairs,
if not actually to intermeddle with them, presents a subject for earnest
attention, not to say of serious alarm."
Q. How do I get back to the main Martin Fan Bureau page?
Samantha, Great Britain