Phone rings at Allen headquarters.
Allen staffer #1: Hello, “Allen for a better tomorrow….”
Lowry: Hey, this Rich Lowry. You got any new data man? I could really use some new data.
Allen staffer #1: Rich, I told you to stop calling me here. I could get in trouble.
Lowry: I know, I know…but I need it. C’mon just a few internals….
AS#1: No, really, I can’t.
Lowry: Okay, okay. Hey, let me ask you; if I were to say that Allen’s doing worse with men aged 18-34 in last night’s tracking poll, would you say I’m wrong or would you say….
AS1: Goodbye Rich. Don’t call here again.
Allen Staffer #2: Hello, Virginians United Against Taxing Christianity…
Lowry: Yes, Hello. This is Karl Rove. I was wondering if you had any updated poll info…
AS#2: Karl? You sound funny. Do you have a cold?
Lowry: What? Oh yeah. Definitely. A bad one. I need to get back to bed. But first, how you doing with independents?
AS#2: Well, our tracking says they’re breaking 1.5 to 1 Webb’s way, but we think that’s thrown off by a lot of liberals in Northern Virginia who say they’re independents but are really Dems…
Lowry: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, yeah….
[Long pause]…what else you got?
AS2: This isn’t Karl Rove, is it?
Lowry: What? Of course it is.
AS2: Rich, I can see you out my window on your cell phone in the parking lot.
Lowry: What? No you can’t! I mean, Quick: what do you have on pro-choice women in Arlington county?
AS2: Get help Rich.