|Barbie takes a break during her presidential campaign to stop by the Algonquin Hotel.|
"Hello!" Barbie said cheerfully to the group of friendly faces. These people were dressed in funny, old fashioned outfits. They sat at a large round table in the dining room at the Algonquin Hotel. "My name is Barbie. I love New York!"
Dorothy spoke in riddles. She was so funny!
"Oh, I love California!" Barbie said, and clapped her hands. "I have a townhouse there!"
Dorothy looked at the ceiling again. She did that a lot! She asked, "What do you do for a living, dear—besides taking your clothes off and on?"
"I'm a vet," Barbie said happily.
"Me, too!" said a tall man. He was almost as tall as Barbie. His name was Robert Sherwood. "I served in France during the Great War."
"Hee hee," Barbie giggled. "I meant I'm a veterinarian! I'm also an astronaut. And a chef. And a teacher. And a rock singer. Right now, I'm running for President!"
Barbie was very proud of her achievements.
"President?" said a chubby man. He too looked very closely at her pretty outfit. His name was Heywood Broun. "You've got my vote—no matter which position you take. What is your favorite position, if you know what I mean?"
"Here is my position," Barbie declared. "I believe that no matter if you're blond, or tall, or pretty, or skinny—or all of these things—you can be whatever you want to be! If you dream it, you can do it!"
"Really?" Dorothy asked. "I once dreamed that men would learn to forsake a beautiful woman and flock around a brilliant one. It's fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I've never seen it done."
"Ooooh, I love how you talk!" Barbie enthused. "Would you be my vice president, and live with me in the White House?"
"There goes the neighborhood," Dorothy said. "Actually, the vice president lives in Blair House."
"Oh silly, Blair doesn't have her own house!" Barbie explained gently but firmly. "She lives at Princess Charm School!"
"Ah, I should have known that politics is beyond your ken," Dorothy said.
"Ken? But Ken is going to be my Chief of Staff!" Barbie exclaimed. She stood up. "Well, I must be going now. It's been super extra special getting to know you all. Bye!"
Barbie strolled out of the hotel. It was a bright, shiny day in New York City, and Barbie walked happily along to her next destination.
"But damn, that Dorothy Parker is a total f*¢#ing bitch!"
|Barbie just loves spending time with her new friends at the Algonquin Round Table.|