22 October 2012

Foreign policy? As easy as pie.

     After listening to a bit of the third presidential debate on the radio, it seems to me that the international affairs issues are being complicated far beyond what is necessary.  I think all foreign policy decisions should be considered in terms of pie.  (Yep, the apple, cherry, cranberry/rhubarb kind!)
     Ask the key questions: With whom would we want to share our pie?  To whom would we want to send a pie?  Whose supply of pie would we want to cut off -- or, in more extreme circumstances, in whose face would we want to throw a pie?  With whom would we want to make pie?
     Consider it a new doctrine, the "Mrs. Wagner Doctrine" (of course, a tip of the allusive hat to the Paul Simon lyric of the great Simon and Garfunkel recording "America" From Bookends):

So we bought a pack of cigarettes
and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America

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