Canada takes this opportunity to request UN aid for the middle east, moving the region further from crisis. It also has some spare time so the government has a spa retreat and reduces its tension with the US by a couple of tokens. They also seem to have sent aid to the faltering eurozone - probably worried about all that Russia stuff.
The gulf states follow up on my Intel work and identify the general area of the base of one of the terrorist cells operating in the region. They also seem nervous about Iran and invite me to expand my military presence in the area. This makes things awkward, but I’m not saying no.
It turns out they were right to be nervous, as Iran gives sanctuary to one of the terrorist groups we were tracking. This ruined our intel and the group seems to have spawned more extremists.
Pakistan also nearly boiled over into civil war, but thankfully stepped back from the brink at the last moment.
A good day in the office today. Relations with Congress improve after some effective schmoozing by the cabinet. Preparedness drills for domestic crises buy me some wiggle room for unexpected future events, and key members of my disagreeable cabinet complete some sensitivity training.
Further tensions in cabinet diffused, we lay the groundwork for the upcoming legislative session with some brown-nosing to improve bipartisan cooperation.
The media do seem to be taking more of a negative slant on all of my wonderful decisions lately… Hmm…
Congress is congressing, and with none of my legislation on the table yet it’s mainly a PR exercise in seeming magnanimous whilst letting some little fish get some small victories. Everyone seems happy, particularly that member of Congress with the son that owns that newspaper and TV news station. Perhaps now is the moment to introduce the first parts of my grand plan?!
Let’s get those bills on the table.
Despite addressing two key priorities for the electorate Augusta Dukes managed to spin it that I’m not following my election promises. We’ll need to deal with her.
Wrapping up my efforts for this section with a crisis chit draw… Two crisis cards won’t be good…
Typical. Russia found oil under the arctic. No wonder they were faffing about up there. A boost to their economy made even larger by the massive influx of money from China who are taking advantage of the lower oil price. China’s economy on the up too then. I won’t be able to outspend them forever.
Well. This is a surprise.
“Mr President, Time magazine are on the phone.”
“What do you mean… Runner up?!”
I suppose it’s good PR anyway.