Assistant: On behalf of all of us, I want to wish you a very happy birthday, sir. And the President called to covey his personal best wishes.
Henry Van Statten: The President is ten points down. I want him replaced.
Assistant: I don't think that's very wise, sir.
Henry Van Statten: Thank you so much for your opinion. You're fired. Get rid of him (Van Statten's men grab the Assistant and take him away) Wipe his memory, put him on the road someplace. Memphis, Minneapolis… somewhere beginning with M. (Diana Goddard moves forward to take the Assistant's place) So, the next President. What do you think? Republican or Democrat?
Diana Goddard: Democrat, sir.
Henry Van Statten: For what reason?
Diana Goddard: (pause; she answers uncertainly) They're just so funny, sir?