BARACK: Who is the man, and what is his crime?
AXELROD: ’Tis the Most Exalted University tutor Gates. Back has he spoken to the Sheriff, unbidden.
BARACK: Gates? I know this man. We have supped together on the enchanted Isle of Martha’s Vineland. I have seen him with Lady Oprah, prating about his ancestry.
AXELROD: Perhaps a photo op, my lord? We invite Gates and the Sheriff here, quaff ale in the summer heat, and proclaim peace and brotherhood among all men.
BARACK: And savor tobacco from the Duke of Marlboro?
AXELROD: Not with the people watching, sire. (Turns to page) Summon them here!