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Dubya slid onto my sofa and put his feet up on the coffee table. The idea, I guess, was that he was an acquaintance or a friend and would come over and kill time once in a while. The Secret Service would just wait outside and watch through the window, so it was chill. He was just some guy who came over sometimes. But today, there was some handler with him, who kept going on and on about an “oil crisis” and “major disruptions.” There was talk of oil in the reserves only lasting one month, though a six month reserve was needed to counter shortages elsewhere. “Gimme the phone,” Dubya said. I handed him a phone. He dialed a number and connected to the White House operator. “Get me Ehud Olmert! He's the Prime Minister of Israel, a powerful ally of the United States.” A moment later he was connected. “Ehud, my man! I want you to tell me about Hanukkah. I could hear enough of the other side of the conversation to gather that prime Minister Olmert, after being surprised, and then annoyed, and finally getting a grouchy, “C'mon tell me the story!” from Dubya, eventually related the story of Hanukkah, about how they only had enough oil to burn the flame in the temple for one night, but it lasted eight nights--" “That's it,” said Dubya, “I'm gonna need the good people of Israel to pull one of those for us right now. We need to make one month's oil reserve last for at least six. The American People are counting on you Ehudy!” He hung up the phone and turned to me. “I have relations with world leaders,” he pronounced. “That's my job.”

Date Written: December 09, 2007
Author: Ewan Snow
Average Vote: 3.7

Comments:
12/10/2007 qualcomm (4): the whole setup with this narrator seems unnecessary to me, but otherwise this was a surprising little holiday teat. i mean, treat.
12/10/2007 anonymous: Yeah, I wasn't sure about the beginning. This was an actual dream I had and the beginning provides the context. I was going to call it "Actual Dream I Had", but decided not to. It was a truly enjoyable and amusing dream, by the way.
12/11/2007 Jon Matza (4): Solid seasonal fare, brother. Solid seeeeeasonal farrrrre. 1st Hanukkah short ever, maybe even. Pony, please corroborate and place on timeline if nec. Mere mention of Hanukkah doesn't count, mind you; the holiday and its traditions must be a primary part of the short's mise en scéne.
12/11/2007 Dylan Danko (3.5):
12/11/2007 Mr. Pony (3.5): Done.
12/11/2007 Litcube (3.5):