The blank page stared back up at him. Yes, he knew he knew all of the answers. He should. He'd spent the last several nights and weeks studying for the big test. This was the biggest test of his young life. He had spent the last 9 months going all over with his older brother, mother and father, anytime there was chance for him to go. Now he sat staring at the test paper, After a minute the answers came to him. One by one he carefully checked the questions, Several of them were trick questions, If one didn't read them carefully, they were very easy to answer wrong. But he caught them. Twenty minutes later he finished the test, handed it back to the clerk behind the big counter. Her waited nervously while she checked he test against the master answer list she had behind the desk. Finally she looked up and smiled,
"You did very good, Young man, Perfect score, We don't get many of them."
A few minutes later he was outside with his mother at the car. He showed her the perfect test. Then the lady from behind the counter came out ad met them at the car,
His mother watched nervously as he got into the driver's seat and the lady got in the passenger's seat , He started the car, waited for directions, and headed out the parking lot. Turning right, they went down the street, and made several lane changes and various other turns, and finely came back to the parking lot,
His mother waited for them to return with the car. He got out with the lady, Both had big smiles on their faces.
"Congratulations, Jimmy, You've just passed your drivers test, I'll issue a temporary licence in the office, and you'll get your permanent drivers licence in the mail within the next few weeks."
As they drove home his mother was a mixture of pride that he had passed his drivers test on the first time, and that the morning hadn't been boring. and her most over ridding thought was;
Clear The Road; Another Teenager has his Licence. !!
Her conceit was only matched by her ability to babble on for hours about absolutely nothing. There were a host of things that she did very well. She could shoot a gun as well as any man, better than most. She had other abilities, such as being able to cook a meal that would put any TV celebrity chef to shame. While at the same time make him enjoy the experience. Most importantly of all she knew when to shut the hell up and listen. Something she had to learn the hard way over the years. Along with that she had learned to tell people what they needed to hear, without alienating them.
While there were people who really didn't like her. The majority of people overlooked her many eccentricities , in favor of her talents. Weather it was competing on the range, or the kitchen, or writing, or generally outdoing most everyone around her. She stood out among the crowd. In politics she had learned to get folks to do things they didn't necessarily want to, but with her coxing they would reach a consensus. Over the years she had taken her gift of gab and turned it to the business of making money and building a empire. Now she was taking her talents and ambition and drive to the business of running a country.
All of theses facts came together came together the day she took the oath of office for President of the United States.