The First Woman President of the United States

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Chelsea Clinton introduces her mother, Hillary Clinton, on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016. (A. Shaker/VOA) )

“You see, Hillary? It worked this time.”

“It should have worked last time, George. Then, I’d have been re-elected by now and have had a second term in the White House.”

“Don’t complain so. Your health is none too good as it is. The strain of the Presidency would have probably earned you a stroke or heart attack years ago, and then Kaine would be President.”

“Even running against Trump, he’d hand him his ass.”

“Don’t be crude. You’ve just become the mother of the President-elect, and all thanks to my behind-the-scenes work.”

“At least Putin couldn’t pull a rabbit out of his hat a second time and get Trump re-elected.”

“Actually, now that Chelsea has won, I might as well deliver the bad news. You see, it wasn’t Putin that got Trump elected, it was me.”

“What?”

Soros expected a strong reaction from the former First Lady, but he still jumped when she screeched.

“You see, I did get a hold of your private medical records back in 2016, and I knew you’d never make it through your first term. I also needed to set the stage for your daughter, and by making Trump President, knowing how outrageous he is, I knew that now in 2020, I could run Mickey Mouse against him and the Mouse would win. How much easier it was to put Chelsea in play and have her win, though I was expecting something of a landslide.”

“You what? You kept me out of the White House? You bastard. I was supposed to be the first woman President of the United States.”

“Fortunes of war, I’m afraid. Look on the bright side. Your daughter is young, very healthy, and certain to be re-elected in 2024, that is, as long as her two scandal-prone parents keep their distance. You have a tendency to tarnish everything you touch.”

“I can’t believe what you did.”

“Still having trouble letting go, Hillary? Come on. President-elect Clinton is about to give her acceptance speech. You need to join Bill on the platform. We’re entering a glorious new era, after all.”

Hillary Clinton finally stopped muttering, “I can’t believe you did that to me” over and over again once she realized she was visible to the crowd. As always, she put on a brave face for the “little people,” and although happy that the middle-American blue collar “deplorables” had lost their icon, she found it impossible to push down wave after wave of jealousy. It should have been her, not Chelsea. She’d have to do something about that, and she could with the amount of dirt she had on her daughter.

Chelsea might be the next President, but her mother would make sure she’d be nothing but a figurehead. Hillary wouldn’t have the prestige that went along with being the ruler of the so-called free world, but she would most certainly wield the power.

I wrote this for the Sunday Writing Prompt “Take a Walk” hosted at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.

Today, the idea is to write something from a different point of view, sort of like walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.

That’s a tough one, since I write from different perspectives all the time. But since I’ve been having a conversation on my blog about politics, and especially about Donald Trump, I thought I’d write on the 2020 Presidential election. The whole thing is tongue-in-cheek, so please don’t take anything in this story seriously.

Besides, in 2020, Hillary will be 73 and George Soros will be almost 90, and while it’s likely Clinton will still be with us (assuming she’s in reasonably good health), I don’t know about Soros.

Chelsea, on the other hand, will be a mere 40 (you have to be at least 35 to run for President), and full of vim and vigor.

I wonder if Hillary really would be jealous of her own daughter?

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3 thoughts on “The First Woman President of the United States

  1. Wouldn’t the real kicker be if Chelsea were to experience an epiphany to recognize the follies of socialism and turn rightward to become a powerful conservative or even libertarian leader?

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  2. James said: It is clear that the topic brings up a lot of emotions. Maybe this would be a good point for everyone to return to their corners can call it a day.

    July 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm response:
    Sound advice.

    James Pyles says:
    July 22, 2018 at 11:56 am
    It’s never smooth in politics.

    Of course the logical course of action is then to continue with politics.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/roseanne-barr-lies-insult-george-soros-holocaust-survivors-article-1.4016067
    By ALEXANDER SOROS
    SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    MAY 29, 2018 | 7:40 PM
    Because of his lifelong dedication to human rights and social justice, my father George Soros has become the enemy of choice for despots at home and around the world. That means he is frequently targeted by malicious lies and wild conspiracy theories.

    Until now, I have been mostly silent on these matters because I have not wanted to add fuel to the fire by giving them further attention. But I find one lie so odious that I feel duty bound to address it directly: the false assertion that my father somehow collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of Budapest.

    On Tuesday morning, Roseanne Barr became the newest promoter of this egregious slander. In a tweet, she called my father a “nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.”

    Here is what actually happened …

    When Jews in his native Budapest were being rounded up and killed by the Nazis, my grandfather Tivadar Soros saved many lives including his own family by securing false identity papers and helping put Jews into hiding. Among those he helped was the wife of an official of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture.

    In exchange, my grandfather asked the official to hide my father and pretend he was his godson.

    The official’s duties included taking inventory of the estate of a Jewish family that had fled earlier under duress and he took my then 13-year-old father with him. This story is also told in my grandfather’s memoir of surviving the Holocaust, “Masquerade: The Incredible True Story of How George Soros’ Father Outsmarted the Gestapo.”

    George Soros did not collaborate with the Nazis. He did not help round people up. He did not confiscate anyone’s property.

    I am alive because of my grandfather’s heroism. And like my grandfather, my father is also a hero. It was his experience in the Holocaust that made him an advocate for marginalized and subjugated people. It is also why he created the Open Society Foundations.

    It is shameful that, in 2018, over 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, heads of state, celebrities and pundits alike are using anti-Semitic rhetoric and lies to attack my father. I hope that the next generation of world leaders, public intellectuals and entertainers won’t stoop so low. Roseanne Barr’s claims are not just an insult to my father, but all those who endured the Holocaust.

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