Monday, November 03, 2008

A Short Campaign Play in One Act

My neighbor, g-d love her she's the one who got me to be warden of our precinct this year, was phonebanking for Obama into Pennsylvania last night. She gets an elderly woman.

My Neighbor:

"Hello, my name is ____ and I'm calling for the Obama campaign."

Elderly Woman ( dropping her voice).
"Did you know that he's black?"

My Neighbor:
"Yes, I knew that."

Elderly Woman: ( confidingly)

"Well, you know, I was raised to kind of think those people weren't as good as us."

My Neighbor (Politely):

"How's that working out for you?"

Elderly Woman:

"Not well, actually."
Just imagine a thousand, thousand, one act plays like that, all over the country.