04
Jul
08

Galled To Death By Obama Campaign: Jesse Helms 1922-2008

On America’s 232nd birthday, we lost one of the most craven pigs ever to have attained elected office, North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. In a country that has never shied away from its retrograde racists and backward stump-jumpers, Helms stood out as a kind of walking, sweating, cross-burning caricature of the Old South. Son of a cop, he supported Pinochet and Salvadoran rightist death squads, threatened the safety of President Clinton in 1994, created race-baiting political ads and crushed NEA funding.

Moved by his death, I have written a play.

CAST

Senator Jesse Helms (deceased)

Senator Strom Thurmond (deceased)

ACT I

Jesse: Well, hello there, Strom.

Strom: What?

Jesse: I say hello there, Strom!

Strom: Oh, Jesse. When’d you get here?

Jesse: What?

Strom: (turns, yells) Damn nigra, turn that racket down! (To Jesse) I said when’d you get here?

Jesse: Just today. I’ll tell you, I haven’t been in a nightclub in I don’t know how long.

Strom: What?

Jesse: Say, when’s this Hendrix guy gonna finish so we can get outta here?

Strom: Ain’t no doors, Jesse.

END

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1 Response to “Galled To Death By Obama Campaign: Jesse Helms 1922-2008”


  1. 1 flywheelgrinding
    July 10, 2008 at 11:39 am

    More! Please expand.


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