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fic: Truth, Lies and Politics

Title: Truth, Lies and Politics
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: Words #4, demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace
Word Count: About 250
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: They don't belong to me; it's the other way around.
Summary: Driving Bruce crazy is purely a bonus. Honest.
Notes: Sometime between the last Green Arrow issue and the first OYL one.

"Mr. Queen, what are your views on capital taxes?"

"Mr. Queen, will you advocate for gun control?"

"Mr. Queen, is it true that you will move all of Star City inside the wall?"

"Mr. Queen, what is your position on family values?"

Nervous, unfocused, brassy. Reporters in Star City, as reporters everywhere, separated politicians into those in power and those to be attacked, those to be fawned over and those that had no precious access to bribe the press with.

He had announced his mayoral candidacy ten minutes ago and they were already trying to shoot him down, firing questions at him they wouldn't have dared ask a Republican or Democratic candidate.

Ollie was used to being under fire, though.

"You know nothing about politics, Mr. Queen!" Everybody in the auditorium grew quiet as TV cameras and photographers turned around to the small, wiry reporter that had just shouted the 'question' at him. "What makes you think you can win this race?"

Ollie let his smile show in his face. "I always get what I aim for," he said, mimicking shooting from a bow.

The peanut gallery went crazy, and from the faces of the reporters Ollie could say that he had won himself at least a week of coverage. He'd just have to turn that week into a month, and the month into a campaign.

Nobody knew, but it wasn't as if nobody knew.

He made a mental note to double the actor's payment and went on with the show.



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
BWEE. :)

(And because I'm me I'm now imagining Tim telling Dick one midnight on a gargoyle, and Dick telling Roy some other midnight, and Roy laughing so hard he falls out of bed.)
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
:D :D Best visuals ever!
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
::snicker:: Oh yeah, that's Ollie all right! And thank you for proving I'm not the only one utterly mystified by the way everyone in the DCU suddenly "forgot" that Ollie was Green Arrow.
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
*smiles* Ollie is smart, sexy and flamboyant. And an ex-JLA multimillonaire. What's there not to vote for?

Oct. 26th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
YES THAT. Oh, Ollie. *heart*
Oct. 26th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
*g* You can train the badass into Ollie, but you can't take out the showy.
Oct. 26th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
OLLIE! ♥ ♥ ♥
Oct. 26th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oct. 26th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oct. 27th, 2006 11:40 am (UTC)
He's awesome, isn't he?
Oct. 28th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Every now and then I adore Ollie, and this is definitely one of those times.

And I adore you, too, of course, but that's more frequent.
Oct. 28th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
*gleefully ignores Ollie's envy*
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