Friday, June 23, 2006
Life imitates art
In my novel I mention a "Mayor Gomez" of San Jose who is about to go to jail for corruption.
I open my newspaper today, and what do I see?
For the record, I never imagined that Mayor Gonzo would ever be indicted, arrested, or any other way punished. I was writing fiction, I wasn't being prescient!
But in the end, it doesn't really matter. The power brokers who brought Mayor Gonzo to power are already well into the process of getting his replacement into office in November. And whoever his replacement is, will be just as beholden to the same corrupt power brokers who in the end ruined Mayor Gonzo.
Badtux the Prescient Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 6/23/2006 03:31:00 PM
- Name: BadTux
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I am a black and white and yellow multicolored penguin making his way as best he can in a world of monochromic monkeys.
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