Disclaimer: Rita Skeeter, Lucius Malfoy, and other characters mentioned are the property of J.K. Rowling and I don't own them.
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With the political future of the British wizarding community being uncertain, there will be a series of interviews with Minister of Magic hopefuls, with me, Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter. The candidates include Death Eater Lucius Malfoy, Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Junior Assistant to the Minister Percy Weasly, Head of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office Arthur Weasly, and Senior Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge.
First, we have Death Eater Lucius Malfoy. When asked about the fact that he is a Death Eater (supporter of You-Know-Who), he replied that, "Just because my family has always been in Slytherin doesn't make me, or any member of my family, Death Eaters." Readers may recall that he has indeed been named-and caught as-a Death Eater by none other than the Boy-Who-Lived, Harry Potter. When reminded of that, his defense was, "That interview was in the Quibbler, a magazine like the Muggle tabloids." When pressed about the fact that none other than Harry Potter and his friends caught him in the Death Eater robes, and in the company of Death Eaters, he said, "I was wearing the robes for old times sake when I heard that the Ministry had been broken into. I rushed there immediately, forgetting to take off my robes." While admitting in that he was indeed a Death Eater, he said, "I was under pressure from my family to do something that would restore the honor and right of the purebloods in the wizarding community." With a comment like that, it should be enough to convince readers that Mr. Malfoy is nothing more or less than a supporter of the ideals of Slazaar Slytherin and his descendant You-Know-Who. He may seem to support excellent causes, buy this interview should leave readers convinced that he is defiantly not the best candidate for the position.