The CNC studio broke into their regular broadcast with one of their more senior people having the honor of telling the juicy details. “Breaking news.” Sue Morris smiled into the camera. “Senator Claire Winslow has made a lot of news the past couple of days. And today is no different. In fact, it gets more scandalous each day for her. This just in. Photos of the Senator in some rather compromising positions with the Ambassador to Chile… in Colombia, no less! Rumors put the Senator and the married Ambassador together on what some are calling a sex excursion last year. And, yes. On tax payer dollars!” A photo displayed on the screen behind Sue. “At this time, we have not been able to reach the Senator for comment nor have we been able to confirm this report. But in the past few days, this Senator has been at the core of several big stories. The death of Tony Geradelly, a longtime friend of the Senator was found dead in his apartment yesterday. Now CNC has learned that Senator Winslow is the last person to have seen him alive. The police say that she is not a suspect. She is being treated as a witness at this time. Next, Senator Winslow was seen this morning at St. Mary’s Hospital where Rachel Ross had been taken after a late night car accident. Ross has now been released with minor injuries. And this morning, that same hospital had an anthrax scare. I can happily say that it was tested as negative.” Sue turned away from the camera to face a panel of three news pundits.
“What do we really know about Senator Winslow, Tom?”
“Sue, I can tell you right now that she will be in the news again tomorrow when the Senate votes on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Predictions are that she will be the only Republican to vote for this bill.”
Nancy, another panelist chimed in, “Some are saying that the vote tomorrow is nothing, but a sham to embarrass the Republicans.”
Peter, the third analyst found his voice and said, “Sue, it’s very common for the Parties to play against each other, especially when there’s an important vote coming up like the one on Friday. And speaking of Rachel Ross, she’s pledged to make her show unveil different parts of SB 1257 each night this week, leading up to Friday’s vote. As for the Wednesday vote? It doesn’t have a chance, they’ve put this forward several times already and it doesn’t have enough support.”
Sue continued with the new story. “The photos of the Senator in Colombia are not very clear. Peter, what word do you have on this? Have we got a statement from the Ambassador yet?”
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