Bennett: Besides . . . I’m thinking about just letting that bill die in committee. It is not turning out to be the winning political issue I predicted.

Also, Ann Walker wants me to, and if I pull it off I’m scared of what she’ll ask for next.

Cybele: Really? Cohen’s the one who actually has dirt on you, but you don’t talk about being scared of him.

Bennett: I’m not! For a very good reason which I will think of in just a moment.

Look, you’re supposed to be hooked in to my emotions — how about you tell me?

Cybele: Ooh, can I, boss? Can I?

Bennett: I just said you should, didn’t I?

Cybele: Awesome! Just a sec!

Bennett: Why do you have to be in kid-form for this?

Cybele: Because you get more threatened by the suggestion of criticism from anybody older than six!