SCENE: A small, tidy kitchen, with a wide shot of AN ELDERLY WOMAN pulling fresh cookies out of the oven and placing them on a cooling rack on the countertop. She turns toward the camera . . .
Remember Enron and the rolling blackouts here in California about a decade ago? I sure do.
ELDERLY WOMAN sets down empty cookie sheet, wipes hands on apron.
ELDERLY WOMAN smiles — an evil smile.
Now’s our chance for revenge: defeat Proposition 23.
Oil billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have donated over a million dollars to try to derail our greenhouse gas laws, joining with two big Texas energy companies to try to stick it to Californians.
Just like the Texas energy companies did a decade ago.
ELDERLY WOMAN turns to her computer, clicks the mouse, and two male voices are heard:
Enron Trader in CA: So,
Enron Trader in TX: (laughing)
CA: So the rumor’s true? They’re fuckin’ takin’ all the money back from you guys? All those money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in California?
TX: Yeah, grandma Millie, man. But she’s the one who couldn’t figure out how to fuckin’ vote on the butterfly ballot.
CA: Yeah, now she wants her fuckin’ money back for all the power you’ve charged right up – jammed right up her ass for fuckin’ 250 dollars a megawatt hour.
ELDERLY WOMAN clicks mouse to stop the voices. ELDERLY WOMAN smiles sweetly.
I’m Grandma Millie . . .
ELDERLY WOMAN smiles not-so-sweetly.
I know how to vote, fellas, and I’m voting no on Prop 23.
ELDERLY WOMAN smiles malevolently into the camera as the shot pulls in tight.
And I f****** approve this message.