Chat w/ EdtrRicky & BigDukey
FratBoy1: Rick? Jim?
FratBoy1: Rick Thames, Jim Rogers, u there?
EdtrRicky: Rite here, Pat
BigDukey: I'm here, 2
FratBoy1: OK, guys, how'd it go?
EdtrRicky: U were GR8!
EdtrRicky: ?4U, Pat. Anything else I can do 4U?
FratBoy1: U mean, other than making sure my governor's race announcement was on the front page, the same day you ran my op-ed transportation column & an editorial about me? No, that's probably enuf! LOL!
BigDukey: Yeah, Rick, dontcha think U kinda gilded the lily?
EdtrRicky: Well, excuuuse me, Mister Duke Energy. I thot we were all working 2gether on this governor thing
BigDukey: OK, but U ever heard of finesse?
FratBoy1: WTF? Dont start fighting, U both know UR my BFFs, and we have a long way to go
EdtrRicky: UR right
BigDukey: Yeah, UR right. I thot the story about "quitting" Duke Energy was a nice touch. Good PR
EdtrRicky: Y'd U use quotes for "quitting"?
FratBoy1: How's that secret fund work again?
BigDukey: TMI!! OMG! Never mind that shit
EdtrRicky: OK, but I wanna know about that secret fund thing. Pat, I thot the shtick about "reaching out 2 the people" went over well -- I'm glad U took my advice and cut out the "especially rich white Republicans" part
BigDukey: U were going 2 say that?
FratBoy1: I thot honesty was the best policy -- ROFL!
EdtrRicky: OBTW, U need 2B careful, Pat. 1 of our reporters wants 2 know Y U didn't mention running for Gov when U ran for reelection
FratBoy1: Cant U shut her up?
EdtrRicky: Not really, the pretense of independent journalism & all that
FratBoy1: I'll just keep saying I thot of the gov race during the mayoral campaign
BigDukey: Good 1. Now, let's get serious. When do I get my new nukes?
FratBoy1: Hey, when I'm elected, we can talk about it
BigDukey: Excuse me?
BigDukey: Wadda U mean, WTN? I own UR ass, IIRC, & I want those nukes ASAP - have U seen how much shit I'm taking for that damned Cliffside coal plant?
EdtrRicky: So UR saying a possible nuke accident is a better risk than greenhouse gases from coal?
BigDukey: No, IBK, I'm saying it's better than losing my job coz we're not pumping enough juice
FratBoy1: OK, OK, I'll C how quickly I can move on it
BigDukey: Well, it better be damned quick, if U get my drift
FratBoy1: You can't talk 2 me like that!
BigDukey: O yeah? Well, BOHICA
FratBoy1: That's not fair, I'm the one running for governor
BigDukey: I said BOHICA!
BigDukey: Leave it to U, Rick -- always focused on the big issues - ROFL!
EdtrRicky: Lighten up, Jim, readers care about those lites
BigDukey: Ooh, your readers! You mean the 1's you call The Morons?
EdtrRicky: Yes, and so what? We'll need those morons in the gov race
BigDukey: Bite me, Rick
EdtrRicky: Hey, how'd U like a whole series on Cliffside and global warming?
BigDukey: How'd U like for me to pull all our ads from the paper?
FratBoy1: OMG, settle down! Something I'm not clear on - how do we make hay from my "tougher anti-gang measures" talk?
EdtrRicky: Just keep talking -- U dont really need 2 do much - voters just love hearing that UR planning to do something. Repubs never see gang members - Xcept maybe TKE members - LOL -- so they'll think UR on top of the situation
FratBoy1: But what if the Dems find out I'm just blowin hot air?
BigDukey: Personally, I dont give a shit about the Dems - just get me those nukes!
FratBoy1: OMG! Will you friggin relax?!
BigDukey: I'll relax - just dont blow this race. U've never had serious competition before & I think you ought to hire a big consultant
FratBoy1: Oh yeah, like that did Vinroot any good when HE ran
EdtrRicky: Is that what U mean by the campaign being run like a garage band?
FratBoy1: Yeah, we're all about being DIY
BigDukey: U dweebs R2 much for me. Good luck, Pat - but watch UR ass
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EdtrRicky: Jeez, what a grouch. Now, Pat, about that secret fund U mentioned
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