Chapter Eight Page 2
Bennett: Karen. And you brought a friend. A bear and a lame duck. I can’t tell if this is the U.S. government, or a Disney movie.
Karen: Don’t get cute with me, Bennett. We need to talk about this bill you’re pushing.
Bennett: Do you mean the bill reaffirming that America is awesome? Because that is a valuable use of Congress’ time, and anyone who doesn’t think so must want the terrorists to win.
Park: You know the one I mean!
To track Beings the way you’re proposing would be a massive violation of civil liberties. Not to mention overkill! There are less than forty in the nation. And they’re exponentially less dangerous than humans. I know the incident with the rabbit has you worried —
Bennett: What? It does not! Why would I care what happens to that brat?!
Park: . . . I wasn’t saying you were worried for her. Point is, when you stop being spooked and look at the facts, all she committed was a glorified incident of vandalism. Far from a national security issue.
Bennett: I d-don’t have time for this. Save it for committee. I have meetings to get to.