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Bol-Ton! Bol-Ton! John Bol-Ton!


It’s too late to run him in Iowa, but maybe they can throw some of the money they might otherwise spend on poorly-designed caucus apps his way and get him started in New Hampshire. Bol-Ton, the weasel. Legend says that when the weasel kills the cockatrice, the weasel himself also dies. Maybe he really is the perfect candidate. Would that other presidential candidates would so obliging self-destruct. If only we could pit them all against each other. Then we could just sweep the ashes away.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen recounts the legend of DNC savior John Bol-Ton - author, superhero, supervillain, UN saboteur, thankful non-Jew, weasel, reactionary, death peddler - Bol-Ton, the only hope for an organization beyond help or organization.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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