What do you get when you cross a supersize font Drudge headline
and a Washington Times article
? You get a five-grains-of-salt warning (that's one automatic grain for Drudge, one automatic grain for WT and three extra grains for the big font).
Imagine a comic book scenario for a minute. You have two heroes (that would be Bush
, your mileage may vary) and one arch-enemy (that would be AQ). The arch-enemy can only kill one of those heroes, leaving the other one to reign supreme over the land that the enemy eventually wants to control. Or destroy
This could be at ten story arc, at the very least. You've got all kinds
that will twist and turn the story, not to mention so many colorful
secondary characters to flesh the story out.
One of the twists would be the climax itself; does the enemy even choose one of the heroes to assassinate or does he throw a big, political wrench into the deal by assassinating a peripheral figure
? Or, perhaps, is this all subertfuge
by one of the heroes? Maybe there is no nemesis
after all. Maybe the nemesis is just a black-op figment
made up by said hero in order to garner votes.
Maybe, just maybe, one of the heroes - the one who currently holds office - is assasinated
by someone else
before the arch-enemy can pull their trigger. All those plans put to waste by indecision
Nestled inside this series is a set of shorter stories, including Very Special issues such as Holiday in Cambodia
and Rin Tin Tin
Ultimately, it comes down to the ending (which won't be so much as an ending as the beginning to Part II). Which hero of the story will be left standing and why? Or will the enemy be defeated before death makes its appearance? Will there be an October Suprise
in the guise of a hail of bullets or crazed jihadist wearing the latest in suicide belt fashion? Or will that surprise come in the form of suprise appearance by a caped superhero, who swoops down to thwart the assasination attempt just in time? And will the masses rally around that person or will they claim he was just another player in a black-op theater production?
This comic has it all. War, terrorism, political paranoia, the lunatic fringe and a social civil war.
Haven't come up with a working title yet, but I already know how I want it to end. An image of the hero standing on top of the world, his foot resting on the chest of the dead enemy. And my hero says:
Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise