Ambassador Warmheart
The Inspiration for this wonderful tale

Ambassador Warmheart
The Inspiration for this wonderful tale

This story started out being a yuppie travelogue.  I read one of those papers that was written for travelers, written by some yuppified puke who was going on and on about the beautiful lake he was on, the boating trips he took, the extravagant meals he partook of.  I was going to write about how to go on one of those trips yourself at no expense (requiring bilking old ladies out of their life savings; and  then, while at the destination, stealing boats and skipping out on restaurant bills all in the name of a good warmhearted vacation).   

Instead, I decided to follow the Mort Sahl philosophy of comedy.   Whomever was running the country at the time, Sahl would take him at his word and see where it ended up.   For example, after having gone through the Red scare of the early 1950s, he knew that our leaders wanted us to hate communists and especially Russia.  Then, in 1956, when Eisenhower was going to have a summit with Kruschev, Sahl had a field day.   In Ambassador Warmheart, I have more of a field hour than a field day, but politicians of any stripe deserve whatever they get, I think. 

 

 

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