Topic: "37 Come 11" (5)
Frodo would have turned Pro if he had ever scored 37 points in a basketball game. By the same token, a score of 37 on an examination of any kind at the College of the Shire would've meant that he would have had to move to Alaska and run for Governor. The point being that a number is a relative measurement and its true value is based on the medium.
To be cited for 37 separate violations, as a barrister, would probably get you a good citizenship award and elected to Congress in most southern states. In Louisiana we all know the story of "The Kingfish," Gov. Huey Long, (D-LA) who, while speaking for re-election in lovely Winnfield, noted that he had been indicted by the United States Government for "stealing" a million dollars. "A million dollars? A million dollars?" he asked, rhetorically. "Hell, I stole two million dollars." The cheering throng re-elected him by nearly the same margin.
What, pray tell, does it take to make people grab some pitchforks, light a few torches, dip a sleazeball in some tar, and cover him with feathers? Is it Frodo's fate that he spend the rest of his days futilely hoping that at least one really truly rotten politician get hung from a sour apple tree? Frodo needs your help, dear reader, and you don't even have to send him any money (although contributions are gratefully accepted). Let us make sure that Governor Mark Sandford (R-SC), who surely spent more on condoms than he authorized for early childhood development expenditures in the public schools of South Carolina, spend at least eleven years in an all-male prison.
Why eleven years? Well, they say, ha ha, that hindsight is 2020, and that should be quite a sight by then.