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How to Become President: Chapter 12

May 1, 2010

TO THE VICTOR BELONGS THE SPOILED

(HINTS ON REMODELING THE WHITE HOUSE)

HERE I am at last.

The first Lady President!

Imagine George Burns saying that if I loved my country I would demand a recount!

To my friends who kept up my spirits throughout the good fight, and to my supporters who did the same thing for my stockings. I thank you. And I say further that my election goes to show that the United States is still the land of importunity, where the humble have the same chance as those of lowly origin.

I’ll never forget the little sentiment that a man who said his name was “Admirer of Dewey” wrote on the bottom of his ballot:

Voters see red, when voters get blue.

If the country goes crazy, it may go for you.

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How to Become President: Chapter 11

April 1, 2010

WHERE TO SPEND ELECTION NIGHT

DEAR DIARY!

I am so thrilled. For tomorrow is the big day, the day he is to give me my answer. Sam–soon perhaps to be Uncle Sam.

My heart beats just as it did the night after I first told George of my love and I was waiting to speak to his father. Ah, me. What will Sammy say? And will tomorrow be the Day of Gracie?

If only I could have my loved ones about me to witness my triumph. But my brother, so impetuous, is already busy making stamps, and George is going to make his hole in one, on account of the club bar will be closed all day and he won’t have to treat. And daddy is still serving his third term.

But at least, even if I don’t win tomorrow, it makes me so happy to know that daddy is well provided for at last, now that he’s given up trying to invent that unbreakable glass for firealarm boxes and has found something steady. Alcatraz is just another home from home for him now.

“Hello, Warden,” my daddy always says. “Any mail waiting for me?”

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How to Become President: Chapter 10

March 1, 2010

FIVE GOOD GAMES TO PLAY AT A CONVENTION

A LOT of water has flowed under the TVA since the old days when Alabama used to cast her 32 votes for Oscar Underwood, but us oldsters remember them well. Why, we even remember the Republicians. It used to be in those days that you couldn’t hold election without them.

But if I’m anything, I’m a modern, if I’m anything, and I believe that conventions should be streamlined. Streamlining is the process of reducing wind-resistance, if you know what I mean, but that isn’t everything. The boys in the back room (ask them what they’ll have, George) must go, on account of it’s time we gave the game back to the delegates.

Then the delegates can give it to me.

Under the present system, too many ballots are taken. You’d think that paper didn’t cost anything. But I will fix that, and I will now tell you how.

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Qualities of a Good President

July 23, 2009

George: Gracie, have you any idea what a person has to be before they become president?
 

Gracie: Sure, they’re elected.

George: The whole thing is absurd.

Gracie: Oh, stop worrying, George.  I may not even be elected until next November.

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Gracie Announces Her Candidacy

May 23, 2009

George: Coming down to the studio tonight I saw a big banner that said “Vote for Gracie.”

Gracie: Yeah, I know.

George: All over town I see billboards saying, “Put Gracie in the White House.”

Gracie: Uh-huh.

George: It’s in the news reels.  It’s in the papers…signs right here on the street saying, “Send Gracie to Washington.”  What does this mean?

Gracie: Well, George, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I’m running for President.

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How to Become President by Gracie Allen

May 1, 2009

booklaurDuring Gracie’s 1940 Presidential campaign a book was written under her name as a sort of how-to about how to run a successful bid.  Well, success is relative in that she obviously did not make it to the White House, but did have a lot of fun shaking hands and kissing babies.

A chapter of this book will be posted her on the first of each month.  Be sure to check back for the fun and adventure of Gracie Allen’s keys to running a successful presidential campaign.

VOTE FOR GRACIE!


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: GOVERNMENT JOBS PAY BIG MONEY

Chapter 2: OTHERS MAKE GOOD, WHY NOT YOU?

Chapter 3: WHY A WOMAN PRESIDENT?  WELL, WHY?

Chapter 4: HOW TO ATTRACT ATTENTION AND BE DRAFTED

Chapter 5: ISSUES AND HOW TO PICK THEM

Chapter 6: HOW NOT TO OFFEND ANYBODY

Chapter 7: BUYING A GOOD USED PLATFORM

Chapter 8: SECRETS OF UNSUCCESSFUL SPEECHMAKING

Chapter 9: HOW TO SHAKE HANDS AND MAKE IT STICK

Chapter 10: FIVE GOOD GAMES TO PLAY AT A CONVENTION

Chapter 11: WHERE TO SPEND ELECTION NIGHT

Chapter 12: TO THE VICTOR BELONGS THE SPOILED
(HINTS ON REMODELING THE WHITE HOUSE)

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