And there have been males there in attendance there with double faces, as that they had been sutured one face to a different with catgut and diabolic needle, and ladies with the nostrils of dragons.
Monstrosities of democracy they got here forth of their pomp within the midday of the day. From the backwoods, from the boggy peninsulas. From the gleaming mall-lands. From the sucking swamps. Solar it did throb like a thumb within the eye of God. And the chamber was a cauldron of mockery, bepopulate with jeerers and carousers.
He could be Speaker of this chamber. O he would. Most keenly. To wield the gavel was his life’s complete grail and summit. For this he had flattered the whims of the autocrat, the golden maniac. Had stood subsequent to him with bozo straight face when the celebrities themselves have been shaking with terrible laughter. Had prostrated himself in Florida. And was it Justice now that they refused him this workplace, on the final? His personal folks? The Floridian specifically, with luscious hair and grin infernal?
No-vote after no-vote. Negation piled upon negation. A rump, a polyp held out. Radicals. They’d not. The oils of persuasion failed. The purge of his satisfaction. Throb solar throb.
Life, he did bethink to himself. What’s life? It’s a flickering present, a dinged-up DVD, a misplaced sock behind the dryer. It’s a canteen drained by bullet gap from clown’s prop-gun. See the cactus outdated as Nancy Pelosi. See the crimson, crimson rock and the depth of its shadow. However would he hand over, would he fuck. This carcass of a course of, he would see it by. Outlast humiliation, outlast intransigence, in thrall to some sheer unblinking lizard precept of survival.
13 votes, every one a flaying, till solely his haircut remained. He supplied them every little thing. They took it. Fourteen votes. And on the fifteenth, with all of it given away, he did prevail. Seize the mallet. Lick the battery. And lo there have been groans and grunts and celebrations within the chamber, like unto a carnality of trolls, for in victory his utter defeat had been purely and fully and in its totality consummated.