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The Oligarch Awakens: Act I

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Michael Bloomberg may run for president.
Michael Bloomberg may run for president.
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A stage play script, inspired by real events

Characters:
Michael Bloomberg, played by someone like Michael Douglas; Hillary Clinton, played by maybe Glenn Close

Setting:
An office in a glass tower somewhere in downtown New York City

Ambiance:
Posh office, dimly lit, illuminated by the glowing city and a few flickering lights from the office equipment

Act One:

Michael Bloomberg seated in a large costly-looking chair. Hillary Clinton sitting before him in a slightly smaller and lower but still expensive-looking chair. Michael Bloomberg speaks as the play begins.

[MB] Hillary.

[HC] Yes Michael.

[MB] I want you know that I am upset.

[HC] Well you shouldn't be because ...

[MB] Well I am. You were supposed to make short work of the campaign. The polls over a year ago had you ahead by the largest margin imaginable. They said you had more momentum than anyone they could remember at that stage. Now look.

[HC] It's really not as bad as it seems. It's not like that silly Socialist from Vermont is really going to beat me for the nomination.

[MB] You were chosen for a reason. "We back you, you pacify the Democratic base with trivial banter about progress and change." That was the deal. How are you going to pacify anyone if you can't even win the bloody Democratic nomination?

[HC] Michael I really think you're overreacting. I assure you the very generous speaking fees that you and your associates paid me were wise investments. Bill and I have things well in hand. Everything is going as planned.

[MB] Do you understand how the world is supposed to function, the importance of what we do? We lead the world. Yes, from these glass towers, this tiny island of Manhattan, we provide the leadership upon which the entire world depends.

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