Intending to make a strong statement about his administration, the Governor drew on an allegory during his speech.
“A father wanted to teach a lesson to his three sons. He called them to the barn and gave them each a 100$ bill and asked them to buy something with it that could fill the whole room.
The first bought 100$ worth of hay, but it wasn’t enough to fill the barn.
The second bought 100$ worth of cotton, but that wasn’t enough either.
The third bought 5$ worth of candles and lit them, filling the barn with light.
My administration is like the third son, spendthrift and efficient. Illuminating thus state with the light of progress. ”
As he sat down to thunderous applause from his peers, a snide voice from the opposition demanded: ” All that is rather swell. But where did the balance 95$ vanish?”