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Sunday, September 02, 2007


by Bill Costley

A paranoid boyhood friend of a friend
recently told him he's certain Dubya
won't willingly quit the Oval Office.
Instead, he’ll precipitate an incident
calling for martial-law; detention camps
hidden in the landscape will open up,
run by Minutemen ready to lock up
every kind of dissident. Kommandant
Karl Rove will greet them at the gates.
Gonzales' resignation was the signal.

Bill Costley serves on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the National Writers Union.