Essay Preview: American President
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NT. THE BILLIARD ROOM – NIGHT
SHEPHERD has converted one of the rooms on the second floor
residence. His expert shot demonstrates that playing pool is
something he does almost as well as being President. A.J.
stands to the side with his pool cue.
McSorley, McCluskey and Shane know
were making our move on the crime
bill. Theyre circling the wagons on
the assault weapons.
Should I meet with them?
Let Lewis take a pass at them first.
Fine. 2 in the side.
SHEPHERD sends the two-ball flying into the corner pocket.
Nice shot, Mr. President.
Nice shot, Mr. President? You wont
call me by my name when were playing
A.J. assesses the table.
I will not do it playing pool, I will
not do it in a school, I do not like
green eggs and ham, I do not like
them Sam I am.
At ease, A.J., and get away from the
pocket. 9 in the corner.
SHEPHERD makes the shot.
Leo Solomon phoned. He said he was
thrilled with the deal you made this
SHEPHERD lifts his cue for a momenttrying to think it
there was something he was supposed to tell A.J.
I forgot to tell you.
Its a waste of time.
Not our time. GDC makes a big
push for the votes, and when they
come up short, we move in with the
softer bill, to get passed, were
everybodys hero. 3 in the side.
Also, Sydney Wade called.
SHEPHERD, a hair too excited by this news, misses by a mile.
She wanted to apologize one more time
for her behavior. 3 in the side.
Did she say anything about me?
When she called.
Did she say anything about you?
13 in the corner.
No, its just that we had a nice
couple of minutes together. She
threatened me and I patronized her
and we didnt have anything to eat,
but I thought there was a connection.
A.J. is staring at him in disbelief.
She didnt say anything about me?
Well, no, but I could pass her a note
before study hall and–