Mood: accident prone
Topic: "It's Just Business"
Senator Frodo was visibly nervous, after all this was his first confirmation hearing as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Appointed to the vacant seat by Gandalf, Frodo not only would represent the Hobbits of the Shire, but he would be questioning Sauron's second choice, after the unfortunate Ms. Miers, for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor. Symbolizing the importance of the nomination, Sauron himself was seated before the en banc Committee in order to introduce the nominee.
"Senators, it is my high honor and privilege," began the President in this unparalleled appearance in the Senate Chamber, "to introduce to this Committee my nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States."
"This gentleman," he smirked, "was a highly decorated Veteran of the Great War. Although he is hesitant to speak of it, his bravery under fire was recognized by this grateful nation with numerous medals." Frodo glanced down at the dark-haired unassuming man and tried to imagine him charging into an enemy machine gun nest. His dark eyes revealed little about the inside of the man.
"This devoted family man regularly attends Mass, and upholds the strictest interpretations of propriety according to his faith." Frodo knew that the question of Choice was not something even to be discussed with this man. His position was the position of his faith, and it would not be negotiable under any circumstances.
"He has been a good and loyal supporter of this Administration, and generously contributes to those with whom he shares values." Frodo believed very strongly in reforming the campaign process, and the man sitting in front of him was one of the reasons why. Frodo knew that more than half of the members in this room received money from the nominee, or from organizations controlled by him. He was able to purchase anything or anybody whom he wanted.
"I am so very pleased to offer his name into nomination," and I invite each member of this Committee to consider carefully the 'up' or 'down' decision you make in your upcoming vote." With that, President Sauron rose from the table, smiled for the TV cameras, and exited from the rear. The appropriate staff member walked over to the nominee, and held a Bible on which he was to swear that he would testify truthfully to the best of his ability.
Raising his right hand he began, "I, Michael Corleone. . ."