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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Ladies and gentleman, as we look forward to a new year...let the Primary Games begin

In response to an FT article by Megan Murphy on 21st December 2014, entitled 'Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn'

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/204202fc-892a-11e4-ad5b-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz3McT2AIwj

Welcome to the reality TV world of US primary elections. A world with the drama of 'Dallas', the glitz of 'Dynasty', let down only by poor scripts and the quality of the cast, whose acting skills wouldn't have troubled Arnie, not even when he was taking the 'protein' formula.

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing to you, and entering from stage left, we proudly present Billary 'I care about poor people but I just love Wall Street' Clinton.

And from stage right, the man that no-one's been waiting for, Son of George, Brother of George, the guy named Jeb because George was taken…Jeb 'I'm not as big a nit as my brother' Bush.

Not forgetting a cornucopia of understudies just aching to do their civil duty and step forward in case either of the stars trip over their tongues and tell us what they really think about something. Yes folks listen carefully for more economic genius from the woman who gave us this:

“We can’t afford to have that money go to the private sector. The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it” - Billary Clinton

Or this:

“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs” - Billary Clinton

Listen out too for more diplomatic genius from the man who gave us this:

“I would like to finish by thanking the president of the Republic of Spain for his friendship with the United States” - Not George Bush

Or this:

"Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families” - Not George Bush

Enjoy the drama ladies and gentlemen, and don't forget to vote, or at least write what you really think on your ballot paper.

Three moles in a hole

You can't avoid consequences for ever