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You Strike a Deal, Become Best Friends with Obama, and Co-Star in a Buddy-Cop Film

"I like you, John," the president says. "Just keep those riders out of it. I like Planned Parenthood, and I listen to NPR."90.png

"Mr. President, you've got yourself a deal," you tell him.

The two of you stand, clasping hands firmly, and down what's left of the bourbon in your glasses. You emerge from the Oval Office to a disbelieving Cantor and a stunned cadre of White House aides.

At a joint press conference announcing the deal, your mutual affection is evident. You make jokes and pat each other on the back.

Miramax offers you a deal to co-star in a buddy-cop film entitled "D.C. Hustle, featuring Speaker and The Prez" with Seth Rogen cast as the rookie tag-along/comic-relief character.

The deal passes, and the government continues to function.

Presented by

Chris Good and Alex Hoyt

Chris Good is an associate editor and online politics writer for The Atlantic. Alex Hoyt does story research for The Atlantic and illustrations for TheAtlantic.com.

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