It would make a great movie!
You have this horrible guy in office – he’s getting rid of all the rules the previous guy(s) put into place – things like:
- Allowing Dept. Heads to impose fines for things that are legal, but the agency doesn’t like
- Rules that limit Due Process for Men (hey, they deserve it!)
- Rules that ignore the law, and permit payment to abortion providers, because they swear – Pinky Swear! – that NONE of the money will be used for abortions (90% of services for pregnant women)
- Repeated prosecutions/harassment of political groups backing your enemies, including IRS abuses
You know the kind of actions – things that unfairly restore the balance of power between citizens and their government.
OK, so we meet in secret, and come up with a plan that says Hearsay Evidence will be Okey-Dokey to be used against that Horrible Person.
Yeah, I know that hearsay evidence is NEVER used in court – you have to have been present at a crime to allow you to testify about it. There are laws about it.
No biggy. We’ll just have the agency that is opposing that Horrible Person (HP, for short) make a NEW rule, that says hearsay evidence is perfectly acceptable.
And – this is the twist that no movie is without – just by the Sheerest Coincidence, there is a person, who absolutely HATES HP (as do all GOOD people), and he just HAPPENS to be told by an unidentified person that HP has engaged in improper conduct.
What was that conduct, you say?
Um, well, you remember those stories about HP’s slurs against the former #2 to our Very Beloved and Honored Leader (VBHL)? How he used his position to bully governments into dropping investigations against his Nimrod Son (NS)?
Well, it’s kinda like that – but subtle, very subtle.
Huh? You’ve read that part of the script and it sounds like a regular conversation, not an attempt at intimidation.
Well, you have to imagine De Niro or Nicholson uttering those words. It works in context.
I’m going to have to insist on an unlimited budget. My film, A Political Coup, is gonna use up all that the studio did on that last turkey, Stop That Justice!, and then some. I mean, you can’t do this on the cheap.
What’s that you say? You’re going to pass on the project?
Heh, heh. Did I mention that I have evidence – real evidence, not this schlock – on all of you? I’m gonna, how do you say it, Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse.
You don’t want to experience an Arkanicide, do you? And your little dog, too?