Monday, July 21, 2008
It's 6:55pm and steam is rapidly filling the bathroom, slowly escaping from the cracked open door. The apartment is extremely neat. senators Norris & Wolf sit by the dining table, reviewing notes and highlighting email printouts. Tommy Jardon paces around the kitchen, arguing with GDI alum Will Foster, who's called in to chew out the O&B leader over the Paul Drayton issue.
"Shut up! Seriously, we can't think over here," Norris exclaims. Tommy is then overhead: "I'll have to call you back Will, David [Meyrowitz] is calling." The former presidential candidate leaves the kitchen and peaks his his head into the steamy bathroom, "hurry it up Sam, we gotta get you to Senate." "Ok Tom, hang tight, I'll be out shortly.
Downstairs Sen. Frank Bracco leans up against the O&B 2008 Nissan Armada. He enjoys some Orbitz gum and looks up at the Gainesville sky. Miorelli is out of the shower, towels off, and dresses quickly.
"Is he ready yet?" -- Mark [McShera] wants to know. Norris & Wolf wrap up their impromptu meeting and file down with Jardon to the waiting Armada, as Bracco can be heard revving V6 muscle. Jardon awaits by the door, helping Miorelli into his Calvin Klein coat and reminding him that tonight he must be in top form to review the O&B Senators, next he will have to briefly attend a NORML meeting where dozens will want to shake his hand, hug him, and/or have their photo taken with him. But the night won't be over, he'll have to ARRIVE at the Swamp, flanked by party brass and this week's favorite senators.
Per usual, Jardon will go ahead, getting a choice table and ordering a freshly opened bottle of Chivas Regal, several glasses, plenty of ice, one chair for all the senators "that count," enough glasses for the rest of 'em. "One drink, Sam, we don't have time for more," Jardon insists. Per usual, all the O&B take a drink and then Miorelli goes over to the Reilly's table and gives him what's left of the bottle, "here, you & yours can have a real drink," then he'll grab Reilley his designer-knock-off suit and tell him, "nice threads."
Then back to the Armada to drive around town and discuss pressing matters with Jardon & Wolf at his side, with Cavatero, Norris, Huey, & McShera on the Blackberry and Bruce Haupt on the BlueTooth.
[later in the car to Jardon]"This life [Miorelli lazily kicks off his shoes, stretches out, and slumps in the seat]...sometimes I wish I could be just like everyone else." But of course, Jardon replies back, "you're the one we've been waiting for, Sam, you're the one that's going to defeat the Machine and save the movement."
That's the life, that's the price. DON'T WHINE! Sam Miorelli may have doors opened for him - literally, he may have senators shine his shoes, press his clothes, fluff his pillows, he may have men willing to die to protect his every life & limb, but Sam Miorelli doesn't get to live life like you, he's the messiah of the movement.
for entertainment purposes only.