"I know Thou art great, and that it is a sin to ask this of Thee, but for God's sake do let the old wolf come my way and let Karay spring at it- in sight of 'Uncle' who is watching from over there- and seize it by the throat in a death grip!" A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
But lets be clear about what this budget deal represents: Its an example of the death grip special interests have on our political system that the only way to marginally address the needs of working Americans is if theyre coupled with unnecessary giveaways to giant corporations.
But his latest - and largest - which features a huge Darth Vader performing a 'death grip', was chosen after a chance meeting with a tattoo artist James Creighton, who was looking for a guinea pig to take part in a special 'Star Wars' themed event.
We are aware of the market speculation regarding a rival bid by Apollo and we are confident that other potential buyers are waiting in the wings to kick the tires - but we do not see any possibility of an alternative bid materializing unless and until the lame duck board and the lame duck CEO relinquish their death grip on Xerox.