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Talky Sarah

Talky Sarah, a doll that does everything, a lifelike creation of plastic and springs and painted smile. To Senator John McCain, she is a most unwelcome addition to his household, but without her he'd never enter the Twilight Zone. ”

It's The Republican Convention and the Fundamentalists are excited about their new present. As they arrive at the convention they are instructed to run inside and see their new doll, not to show it to the the Senator. However, the The Fundamentalists are stopped by The Senator, as they enter the arena. They are is eager to show off her new present, a talking doll called "Talky Sarah", which repeats "My name is Talky Sarah, and I love you very much!" McCain demands to know how much it will cost him in lost votes. The Fundamentalist leader responds that they have wanted this doll for months and that she charged it. The Senator angrily states that The Fundamentalists do not need another doll. The Fundamentalists flee the room, leaving Talky Sarah behind.

The Senator examines the doll. He hears it say "I don't think I like you", and throws it across the room. The Fundamentalist leader re-enters, and we learn that The Senator doesn't really want Sarah as his running mate and is bitter because he cannot choose his own; further, that it was The Fundamentalist leader who insisted upon "Talking Sarah."

At the dinner table, The Leader coaches Sarah. The Senator becomes annoyed, and The Leader declares that Sarah is good for the Nation it gives them someone to look at. The Senator catches the doll winking at him, while the others are looking elsewhere at the table.

"My name is Talky Sarah, and you'll be sorry"

Left alone with the doll, McCain hears it say "My name is Talky Sarah and I'm beginning to hate you." He replies, "My name is John Mccain, and I don't approve this message. I'm going to get rid of you" Sarah exclaims "You wouldn't dare! The Leader would hate you, and I would hate you." Mccain places a match next to Tina, who gasps. He says "Then you have feelings!" The doll replies "Doesn't everything?"

Finding the doll, The Senator sends it to Charlie Gibson. When The Leader seeks the doll, he tells her he doesn't know where it is. Later, the telephone rings.  McCain answers; and hears the voice on the other end says, "My name is Talky Sarah, and I'm going to replace you."

He checks the late night TV and is startled to find Sarah is on with Sean Hannity. He accuses The Leader of teaming up with Fox News to frighten him.

The Leader desperately tries to threaten McCain. The Senator starts to come to the chilling realization that he is not the source of Sarah's taunts. It's something more. Unexplained. Frightening.

Now knowing he must destroy the doll to save his political life, he arranges for the doll to appear with Katie Couric,  but her  bumbling only endears herself more to the Fundamentalist Leader.  He hears the doll mockingly laugh at him.

Realizing he is unable to damage the doll, he coaches the doll for it's big Vice Presidential Debate.  As he gives her misinformation, he hears it laugh. He returns to the Senate to find The Fundamentalist Leader planning to back Bob Barr. "Senator, how could you!?"   Returning to his Office, he is relieved to see Sarah still there. As he approaches the doll, it says "My name is Talky Sarah, and I don't forgive you!"

Election night, The Senator and Talky Sarah surprisingly win.  She turns to him and says,  "My name is Talky Sarah and I'm one 72 year old heartbeat away from being President."

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cathy_edgett
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Well-done, and she is that scary.

Let's hope your ending is not true.
jellomarx
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
My mother actually gave me the idea. She said that Palin reminded her of a Twiliight Zone episode called Talky Tina. I agreed and wikipedia helped.
cathy_edgett
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
LOL! I like your mom, and you ran with it in a creative flow. :)
jellomarx
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
She's a special lady. She'd still vote for Adlai Stevenson, if she could.
cathy_edgett
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Big smile!! It sounds like your mom and mine would agree. Mine passed away three years ago and I wonder what she would think of this circus. She watched the news and read the paper religiously. Let's hear it for Adlai Stevenson!! :)
jellomarx
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
My Dad passed away in August. He never missed the NY Times. He voted in every election since 1948. I remember him calling Nixon a crook in 1968. I feel for people who don't have parents like mine.
cathy_edgett
Oct. 4th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
I, too, was blessed with my parents. I am sorry on your father's passing. I believe it takes time to absorb the loss.

My father was killed in 1969 in an accident. It took me many, many years to absorb the loss, and I don't think I felt truly healed until my mother joined him in 2005. When we scattered her ashes, my brother and I both saw the ashes, golden in the twilight, form into the two of them strolling up into the trees that surround his land. He lives in CT. We both felt their joining and great peace.

Yes, my parents never missed voting either, nor have I, dismal as the choice may sometimes be, and so it is. I keep realizing it is up to me to maintain my peace of mind and equanimity.
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