The appearance of a huge spaceship over Washington D.C. on a smoggy day created an even bigger stir than the Mueller report. The Democrats said that this proved beyond doubt that the President was colluding with aliens and he should be immediately impeached. The Republicans said that the administration’s attempts to contact aliens were for scientific purposes only. Then the doors of the spaceship opened and the aliens descended.
Surprisingly the aliens didn’t look like little green men or have tentacles or more than two arms and two legs. In fact, they looked pretty much like humans, only much better-looking. All of Washington’s politicians plus the press corps and assorted media people were assembled to meet the aliens. The alien spokesperson, who spoke perfect English, explained that they’d been dispatched from a planet in a distant galaxy much older than our solar system and that they were from the Department of Interstellar Emergency Management Assistance (DIEMA), whose chief he was. Until recently they hadn’t been aware of the minor planet we call the Earth but one of their scientists had informed them that the Earth was pretty messy and they were here as a clean-up crew.
As it happened, the United States, besides the mess in Washington, had just experienced a series of disasters---hurricanes in Florida, floods in the Midwest and earthquakes in California. The DIEMA chief said they were aware of these and were ready to help.
“I’d like you to build a big wall,” said the President immediately.
“Are you in favor of universal health care, free college tuition, a guaranteed income and the Green New Deal?” the Democrats demanded to know.
The press corps and media people threw out a barrage of questions like hand grenades. “Is there gender equality on your planet?” “What about racial equality?” “How do stand on abortion rights?” “Do you have sanctuary cities?” “What are you doing about climate change?”
The DIEMA chief turned to his aide, who shrugged her shoulders. “We must get to work,” he told the crowd. “There are other planets that need our assistance.”
With their advanced technology, the DIEMA clean-up crew quickly repaired the damage caused by the hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. When they were done the aide said to the DIEMA head, “What about that other mess?” The chief considered for a moment, then nodded.
The next morning the huge spaceship was gone. So were all the politicians and media people. They had vanished. The air in Washington was crisp and clear.