#JusJoJan — The Senator’s Press Conference

“Senator,” one reporter said, “You assured your constituents that the government would take steps to get the vaccines out to those who are most in need. And yet here we are, not even close to having enough of the vaccines available to meet the demand.

The senator ran his fingertips along his chin in an attempt to make it seem as if he were seriously contemplating the matter. “We are,” he finally said, “working very hard to ensure that we have sufficient vaccines available in the near future.”

“Senator,” a second reporter said, “I’d be remiss if I didn’t raise the issue about how you’ve been gallivanting all around the country on various boondoggles, rather than focusing on doing your job. You seem to balk when it comes to carrying out your responsibilities to the people you represent.”

The Senator abruptly stepped away from the podium while reporters shouted out additional questions for him. His press secretary stood up and said, “The press conference is over. The senator will address no further questions.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, where the word is “fingertips.” Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (assured), The Daily Spur (government), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (remiss), Ragtag Daily Prompt (galavant/gallivant), MMA Storytime (future), and Word of the Day Challenge (balk).

14 thoughts on “#JusJoJan — The Senator’s Press Conference

  1. James Pyles January 4, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Interesting because a few hours ago, the independent living home where my Mom resides called me. I had emailed the director saying I wanted to be informed before Mom received the COVID vaccine. Yes, they’re ready to administer shot one this coming Wednesday. Since Mom has Alzheimers and I have power of attorney, after discussing with my wife, I told the director to take Mom’s name off the list. She’s in a very safe place and sadly locked down to within an inch of her life, but I’d just as soon avoid the risk of side effects, which at her age might not be survivable. Yes, I know what some of you reading this are thinking right now, but I’ve read that not every single person in the U.S. needs to receive the vaccine in order for “the plan” to be effective. Oh, the director took my decision better than I thought she would.

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    • Marleen January 4, 2021 / 5:10 pm

      It is certainly a choice and not a mandate… depending (I would presume partly) upon the particular facility your mother is in (their rules). I’ve seen that the Moderna version has more side effects.

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    • Fandango January 4, 2021 / 10:13 pm

      She’s your Mom and you have power of attorney, so you need to do what you think is in her best interests.


  2. Jen Goldie January 4, 2021 / 11:15 pm

    I heard an interview on the CBC. If there are two types of vaccine and not enough of one maybe we could mix them.
    So much for testing.
    And one needs to be refrigerated at a very low temp, the other doesn’t.
    🤔😑 I GIVE!!!!!

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  3. bushboy January 4, 2021 / 11:58 pm

    I wouldn’t mind being on a boondoggle. Sounds like fun 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. leigha66 January 6, 2021 / 2:47 pm

    No one seems to know what is happening with the vaccines. Good write Fandango!

    Liked by 2 people

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