May 20, 2013
2008’s News Before It Happens
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
January: After paying $5 billion for The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch will reduce the size of the paper by removing the facts.
February: Responding to the controversy over the CIA’s waterboarding videotapes, President Bush will reaffirm his administration’s opposition to videotaping.
March: As the writers’ strike drags on, Paramount will produce the second “Transformers” film without a script, just as it did with the first one.
April: Monica Lewinsky will announce her candidacy for president of the United States. She will offer herself as an alternative to Hillary, saying, “It worked before.”
May: Attempting to bolster flagging enlistment rates, the Army will change its recruitment slogan from “Army Strong” to “I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Civil War.”
July: China will send a new brand of rat poison to the United States under the name Delicious Cupcakes.
August: Sen. Edward Kennedy will abandon plans to write his memoirs, explaining, “I can’t even remember what I did last night.”
September: At the Republican National Convention, GOP nominee Mike Huckabee will select Jesus Christ as his running mate.
October: O.J. Simpson will be convicted in Las Vegas, proving that it is easier to get away with murder than stealing sports memorabilia.
November: President-elect Michael Bloomberg will defend the $5-billion cost of his campaign, arguing, “Rupert Murdoch paid that much for The Wall Street Journal, and I get a whole country.”
December: In his last official act, President Bush will announce an exit strategy from Iraq. The president will withdraw all U.S. troops—through Iran.
Award-winning humorist, television personality and film actor Andy Borowitz is author of “The Republican Playbook.”
© 2008 Creators Syndicate
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