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Chapter 37
Election update
   
    Well, I'm feeling mostly myself these days, so I thought I should get in touch with that part of me running for President. What with vacation trips to exotic locales and whatnot, it's easy to forget about a thing like campaigning to control the capitalist world.
    What brought it to mind was that Stephen Colbert has tossed his hat in the ring.  I actually prefer Claudette Colbert over Stephen Colbert, but that's because I'm a redblooded American who likes watching old screwball comedies rather than modern comedy screwballs.  Fortunately he's only running in one of the Carolinas, so he's not a major threat to my candidacy.  I'm running for president throughout the World Wide Web, making it technically a global event.
   
    While watching a video on Colbert's candidacy on some normally trustworthy site like CNN, they mentioned there were other off beat candidates, including one who looked distinctly like a Norse God of the coarser type, and was running on a platform of dental hygiene.  I see him as a definite threat.  It's hard to argue with someone (who might be hiding a large hammer) about something as fundamental as dental hygiene.  So I concede the dental hygienists' votes to Thor, or whatever his name was.

    Recent events in California have convinced me that I am against drought, wildfires, and building expensive houses.  I've come up with a plan of  requiring only mud huts with palm frond ceilings in areas prone to wildfires, flooding,  hurricanes,  and coconut attacks by angry primates.  I'm pretty sure the insurance industry will back me on this one, except they may make a rider on the primates part.

    I'm still feeling uncommonly well qualified to run for the Big One.   Not only am I unendicted, but I'm not even a coconspirator.
    It hurts me to talk about it, but I'm against torture.  Enough said.  Enough already!  Well, okay, since you've forced me, I'll reveal my plans to foil world terrorism.  I will declare victory!  After that I will declare terrorism against the law, and leave it to the police to deal with.  Or the next administration.

   
   
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1. A River Too Far
2.The Reunion
3.The Daily Grind
4 The New Car and Treasure
5. The Big 
Bambootees
6. The old
Switcheroo
7. The Ravine Runner 8. The Fabulous
Folk Festival
9. Druid
Fluid
10. Goats of
Christmas Past
11. The Secret Six 12. The Great
White Hunters
13. The Old School
14
Lost in the City
15
Schlemiel
Possession

16
What's in
a name?
17
The Curse of
Bently Manor
18
Shortbottom Possessed
19
The Lost
Treasure
of Iraq
20
Phil Steen
for President!
21
Phil Steen
for Rehab
22
The Adventures
of Handiman
and Fiberwoman
23
Quantum
Uncertainty
revealed
24
Pirates of the Puget Sound
 25
Building a platform, plank by plank
26
The Quest
for meaning
27
Larry and
Phil to
The Rescue
28
Hurrah for
the Reds,
Whites, and
Blues
29
Phil
loses
his
mind
30
Earth
Strikes
Back
31
Harry
the
Potter
32
How I spent
my summer
vacation
33
Help
I am
trapped in
the Present
!
34
Help I am trapped
in the future
35
The
Nose of Death
36
Infectious
Laughter
37
Election
Update