The American Dilemma and How We Can Fix It

With her poll numbers sagging, the server scandal getting deeper and deeper and the possibility of Joe Biden getting in the race, Hillary Clinton was beginning to wonder whether her ultimate ascension to the presidency was indeed guaranteed. She returned home from a lackluster and poorly attended campaign stop and had difficulty sleeping.

At midnight she awoke sensing there was someone else in the room.  When she saw the spirit of George Washington she abruptly sat up in bed.

She hoped that this was a sign that the spirit world was looking on her candidacy favorably.  And she really wanted to ask him how she could win both the nomination and the general election.  But, for a fleeting moment, some sense of conscience overtook her and, not wanting to sound self-serving, she thought for a moment how to ask the first president a question that would sound diplomatic rather than political.

“President Washington, what is the best thing I can do for the country?”

Washington quickly responded, “Never tell a lie.”  And then his spirit disappeared.

Hillary thought to herself, “Hm, that’s going to be tough.”

But she lay back down and tossed and turned through the balance of the night considering how or whether she would comply with Washington’s advice.

The next day a new poll came out and Hillary’s popularity among women had fallen further.  She was truly getting upset as she could see her life’s dream slipping away.  So she fell into a troubled sleep until midnight when she again sensed a presence in her room.  By her bed stood the spirit of Thomas Jefferson.

Hillary repeated the question of the previous night.  “President Jefferson, what is the best thing I can do for the country?”

Jefferson quickly answered, “Listen to the people and do what they tell you.”  And his spirit immediately vanished.

Hilary thought to herself, “Yeah, right.  Like those fools know anything.”

The following day Hillary received a letter from the FBI for further information regarding her private server.  This darn crisis was getting deeper and yet more troubling.  She fretted over this all day and finally went to bed.  For the third time at midnight another spirit came to her bedside.  This time it was Abraham Lincoln.

Again she asked, “President Lincoln, what is the best thing I can do for the country?”

Lincoln smiled and answered, “Go to the theater.”

And the moral of the story is, “Hope springs eternal …”.


  1. You had me guessing on the final spirit’s answer with that one. 🙂

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