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Alexandria Project, Chap. 18: More than One Can Play that Game

May 17, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

[ Thanks to Andy Updegrove for this link. ]

"George Marchand sat uneasily in the witness chair of the hearing room. On a raised platform in front of him stretched a semicircular table, dotted with microphones. Behind those microphones sat all but one of the members of the Inquisition also known as the Congressional Subcommittee on Cybersecurity.

"Crouching like a pack of hyenas on the floor between the subcommittee and witness tables were dozens of photographers, polishing their lenses in anticipation of the kill. To George's right, bored looking C-SPAN video engineers peered at him from beside their cameras, like vultures waiting for a dying wildebeest to get on with it, already.

"George glanced at his watch with a sigh. It was almost 10:00, and therefore time for today's orgy of Congressional ego gratification and wrathful citizenry appeasement to begin. George hoped his introductory role in the hearing would be brief."

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