It turns out our ambitions were quite similar, Donald Trump’s and mine.
We were both interested in acquiring a franchise – a business opportunity.
I always had an affection for Orange Julius and its one-trick-pony stands at malls. I told my betrothed that when we had the scratch, the itch I’d pursue was an OJ franchise. We could have one stand and live out our days drinking in the proceeds. All it would take is some up-front money and some oranges.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the up-front, not the kind Mr. Dreamcicle Hair does. So I sat back. Meanwhile, Trump set out to buy The Franchise.
Trump’s first comments as president-elect sound exactly like this. The government-by-the-people thing is just, in Molly Ivins’ words, another bidness opportunity.
He will not shed his role as business mogul while he runs the people’s business. He says he will meet with business partners in the Oval Office.