These recent political “deals” worry me. I’m reminded of a story in Martin Cruz Smith’s “The Girl from Venice.”
A bartender tells of a regular who is given a python by a friend.
“How is that working out for you?” he asks.
“Great, no trouble, sleeps all the time, even curls up with me in my bed. Last night though – the oddest thing. I woke up and he was lying straight, right along side of me.”
The barman’s eyes spring wide. “Get out of the house. Get out now! He’s measuring you.”
David Grubbs, Fresno