“You have seen many rulers come and go. You must be the authority on the subject,” said Foreign Correspondent to Court Jester, “so enlighten us, what is going to happen?”

“I am an advisor, not a fortune teller,” replied Court Jester. “And I am happy to advice Top Dog too, should he wish to use my services.”

“Isn’t that a bit spineless, since you didn’t vote for him?”

“I trust I can bring more change from within the inner circle than when I fight from afar.”