Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for December 09, 2007
Eve: Isn't fair! Poor minorities are much more likely to get a death sentence! Manny: So people who harm children should be paroled to reoffend!? Eve: No. They should die - Manny: You just contradicted yourself! Eve: Stop brow-beating me! I'm calling Zealot. He'll help me articulate what I'm trying to say! Zealot: At your service. Now, you are... against the death penalty? From your arguments, it's hard to tell. Manny: See? Told you so? Eve: Oh. Hush. I'm sort of... in between. I'm for it for really heinous crimes, but against it because it's not implemented fairly. ... hey! Where are you going? Zealot: You're wasting my time. Obviously, zealots see no middle ground. If you ever choose a side, call me. Eve: Wait! I'm... I'm against it! I'm against the death penalty! Manny: Wow! You forced her to choose a side! She's never done that before! Zealot: Yes. We zealots often have that effect on people. Call it a perk.