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Obvious Answers to Obvious Questions



State Department representatives didn’t immediately respond to questions about why diplomats need to acquire DNA and other biometric data on foreigners.

Clearly, to clone foreign leaders and grow more tolerable replacements. Which, we can all agree, is exactly the kind of diplomatic project that should never, ever be talked about by anyone.

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  • At last, an answer to the old “nature vs nuture” debate!

    I guess we just have to look for cases where foreign (or domestic?) leaders had an inexplicable change in attitude.

    Like suddenly leaning more conservative after taking office, or…oh my.

  • ajay

    As long as they remember to make them dependent on lysine, no worries!

  • mark f

    I would like to see Silvio Berlusconi in a Multiplicity kind of situation.

  • ajay

    I was hoping for more of a Moon situation. Every six months, he is forced to resign by a wave of scandals, and then replaced with another identical copy.

  • Malaclypse

    Given the involvement of a Clinton, I hope we can tie this back to blue dresses and the death of Vince Foster. By “we,” obviously, I mean Pam Gellar.

  • MobiusKlein

    so we can find out for certain if we’re bribing the right Taliban leader?

    • Ian

      We have a winner!

      Seriously, diplomats need to know who with whom they are negotiating. Case in point.

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  • Bill Murray

    It shouldn’t be talked about because it’s illegal. Someday, some way, someone in power might decide to look backwards and then where would they be. Probably looking for their own John Yoo

  • wengler

    I think this is Step 3 of the Reptilian Conspiracy.

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