Ms Snipe has a conversation with her friend, Ms. Snip…
Ms. SNIP: I have decided to run for the job of chairwoman of the book club.
Ms. SNIPE: I thought you were unhappy with the books that were presented for consideration. Weren’t you going to resign?
Ms. SNIP: True, but I noticed that if you are in charge, the chairman or whatever, you can control what will and will not be called to a vote. It’s a fact!
Ms. SNIPE: That’s crazy, where did you hear that.
Ms. SNIP: It’s true, it’s part of our government’s rules. If you are in charge of the whole Senate or something you can refuse to bring something up for a vote. It’s like having unfettered power. The kind I would like to have over the book club selections. No more of those 400 page tomes. Length and print size will be my first qualifications. Then, the story line. I believe it and also believe in it.
Ms. SNIPE: What makes you think that the other members will go along with you?
Ms. SNIP: Because, if I am the chair they have to. If they don’t they will be eased out – choose to resign rather than work for their own ideas. So, if someone submits a book I don’t like, I will simply refuse to call it for a vote. That book will never be chosen because I won’t let the club vote on it. My agenda automatically wins. It works! Just ask the chairman of the House. Well, not my house, the government House. Of course, he has refused to call things for a vote. So has that Senate guy. The House chair has decided to resign, can’t take the heat I guess. Not me. I am committed enough to stand up for my ideals. Are you going to join my book club? I would like to know that you will be loyal.
Ms. SNIPE: (To self) How is it a democracy if there is no vote?