Encounter

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It seemed to be a test of his statesmanship.  As the politician made his way across the lobby, a journalist asked how he could defend his party’s latest draconian policies.

“Excuse me Minister,” she called. “How can your party justify the incarceration of immigrants and the seizing of their assets as ‘collateral’ for their repatriation? And how can it be right that your government chooses the means of repatriation, usually on our military aircraft, but at a ‘cost’ to the immigrant exceeding first class air transport?”

As he began to respond to the testing question, all words and ideas fled from his mind.

 

Padre

 

Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 16 November 2019: As he began the test, all words and ideas fled from his mind.

Weekend Writing Prompt #132 – Draconian

FOWC with Fandango — Lobby

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