The sad keepers of the bile machine

Imagine, if you will, a job where your daily task is to mock, ridicule and otherwise find fault with a group of humans you despise. Imagine the corrosion to the soul that must result.

I refer, of course, to the people whose full-time job is to produce press releases and “official statements” for politicians.

I think of these people several times a day as I clear my work e-mail. Almost without fail, between visits to the inbox, some political flak has issued a press release condemning the latest acts or pronouncements of a political opponent. The other pol’s actions or pronouncements are shocking to the core and an insult to all good Americans.

Most of the time, it’s just annoying and the subject line makes it obvious that it’s safe to delete without opening. Still, you have to feel for these lackeys. To spend the day conceiving and hurling bile must take its toll.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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