"I've never ghost-written for a politician before," EE said.
"Oh Lordy, there ain't nothing to writing my book. It's a compilation of my families' life and my speeches. You'll get to use all those wonderful It's all about those clichés as Nuke said in that cute movie -- if the river don't rise and the Lord is willing. "America is counting on you to give my ideas god-fearing form, patriotic sounds."
"I'll TIVO your speeches and Google transcripts.
"I want a couple chapters on how I told them Washington big shots 'thanks, but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere. And Trig gets a chapter on the racing where you can throw in his Yup'ik Eskimo ancestry. He's so proud to be an Alaskan!"
"And the political chapters?"
"Americans are tired of the old politics as usual. They are craving something new and different and that new energy and that new commitment that's going to come with maverick reform. I'm happy to join the mavericks. bless their hearts, they're doing what they need to do. That why I don't just run with the Washington herd."
"So you'll want chapters on energy, taxes, reduction of government..."
"And one big one, sweety, on the unfair press. I need to set right all their lies. I got a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people."
"I see," EE paused, "a big chapter on the faults of the Washington Press and main stream media."
"And remember dearie, it's always about me, all of it, everything," SP said.
"You betcha!" answered EE.