|Get out the vote!!|
A hard fought campaign had raged for the past few months. Opponents laughed and greeted each other affably, even providing a few fist bumps for the viewers.
Smiles continued until the debate. Questions revealed the two snarling beasts within. A week before the election, mud-slinging began, followed by character assassination.
Voting Day came, with sighs of relief from both sides and the candidates.
The ballots were carefully counted, while candidates waited anxiously for THE announcement. Then it came.
Principal Brook’s voice crackled through the PA: “For the Fifth Grade President is Billy Hopkins and Vice-President Jimmy Rogers. Let’s all congratulate Billy and Jimmy for such a great campaign.”
Crackle…hiss… and then silence.
Mr. Harman cleared his throat. “Well, then. Open your books to page twenty…”