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Dave Monologue

Dave by Gary Ross
Character: Dave/President Mitchell
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy
Length: 2 minutes

 

Dave/President Mitchell: Thanks for coming on such short notice. I'd like to begin with an announcement that may come as a surprise to many of you, I've asked Bob Alexander to resign as White House Chief of Staff. Over the last few months Bob and I have come to believe in different things. He thinks this country is fine and we should go about doing business as usual. I just don't feel that way, not anymore. 'Cause, hey, things aren't fine. We've got so many problems that we don't even want to look at them anymore. They just blend together into this great big noise and pretty soon we can't even hear ourselves think. But that's not even the worst part. The worst part is that we feel like we can't do anything about it - and that's a tragedy. Because we can. We don't know where to start maybe, maybe that's what it is, but I have an idea of where we can start. From today, I'm going to make it the responsibility of this government to find a job for every American that wants one.
If you've ever seen the look on somebody's face the day they finally get a job, I've had some experience with this, they look like they could fly. And its not about the paycheck, it's about respect, it's about looking in the mirror and knowing that you've done something valuable with your day. And if one person could start to feel this way, and then another person, and then another person, soon all these other problems may not seem so impossible. You don't really know how much you can do until you stand up and decide to try. That's it, so, lets get to work.