Monday, July 9, 2007



When Hillary Clinton ran for reelection to the U. S. Senate, people wondered if she was gearing up for a presidential run in 2008. She assured voters that her only concern at that time was to serve as U. S. senator from New York for the next six years. Obviously things have changed. Now all her energy seems focused on winning the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

When New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg announced recently that henceforth he was an Independent rather than a Republican, to most people the only reason for the change was to put himself in position to run the nation’s top office as an Independent. Bloomberg said he “had no plans” to run for the presidency. He expected to remain at his job in city hall until the end of his term. Yeah, right.

It should come as no surprise that then members of the village computer club wonder if their president, Dr. Carl Perrin, will abandon them when he is elected president of the United States. In a prepared statement, Perrin assured club members that he will continue to serve as chief executive of the club even while he is leading the country in Washington, D. C. How is this possible? You may ask.

It’s as easy as pie, Perrin assured us. Former Newark mayor Sharpe James ran the city for over 20 years, and at the same time he was a member of the state of the New Jersey state legislature. If James could do two jobs at once, why can’t Perrin? The present White House occupant spends half of each summer in Crawford, Texas. Why can’t Perrin spend a couple of months a year at his regtirement village? Other presidents often spent weekends at Camp David. Why can’t Perrin spend his weekends at his New Jersey condo? He could even make it a long weekend so he will be there on Monday for the Computer Club meeting.

So, Computer Club members don’t have to worry. Perrin is used to multitasking. He can spend Monday showing people how to do things like add attachments to their email. Tuesday through Friday he can be in Washington, taking care of the nation’s business.

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