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The green gluey droplets invented are called “oobleck.”
“Oh, that beautiful oobleck. And it’s mine, all mine!” Rubio could read, reciting the words of the king.
When the oobleck rains from the sky, it has the unintended consequence of making everything it falls on being stuck in its place. And the only way for it to disappear is for the king to apologize.
“You’re right! It is all my fault! And I am sorry! Oh, Bartholomew, I’m awfully, awfully sorry!” Rubio would read, reciting the king’s words again.
The oobleck as the metaphor for Obamacare would probably command a news cycle.
But by then Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke will need to step in and implore Congress to fund the government again and raise the debt ceiling before it puts America in default on its loans.
And to impress Congress about the consequences of that default, Bernanke could read from “The Cat in the Hat.”
“And this mess is so big. And so deep and so tall,” he would read. “We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!”
Frank Cerabino writes for The Palm Beach Post.
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