Arizona Senator Flake probably didn’t notice the deeper meaning of “Nine months” when he recently decried the amount of time President Trump has served in office.
But all women who have been pregnant probably picked up the clue.
Nine months is the term allotted to a pregnancy, although it is an arbitrary number—many babies are born both earlier and later although now matters of convenience often dictate a Caesarian so that the baby can be born “on schedule.” (I wonder whose schedule?)
Now the pregnancy Flake was decrying has lasted more than nine months and we are facing an emergency.
President Trump has been “in there” too long.
We must gear up for a Caesarian.
Senator Flake, in scrubs, is presiding at the operating table after an enormous amount of sedatives has been administered to the subject.
Senator Corker of Tennessee is standing by with a tray of instruments.
Senator Collins, from Maine, is fending off the reporters attempting to jam into the operating room.
Nerves are on edge.
What is about to be extracted from the large supine figure under the drape cloths?
Beneath the huge orb of the operating light, Corker is wielding the forceps. All gasp at the sight of what emerges.
Battered, bloody, but still breathing, it is the creation we call our democracy.