Ann Warbucks has a slightly skewed idea about the prevalence of rich, ethical adults who are willing and eager to take in an orphan at the drop of a hat.
With Jon, however, she got lucky.
Ann: They’re not literal clones, but in spirit, they’re being trained…
Jon: This is diabolical! Genius, but diabolical!
Ann: Is it? They’re getting better treatment than they were in the foster care system. The training is rigorous, but overall, it’s no hard knock life for these kids.
Jon: Doesn’t matter! They’re children! I’m not helping with any project that turns them into tools for your little publicity games!
Ann: Too late for that. Their programming runs deep. We can’t turn them loose now. Your average adoptive parent simply couldn’t handle it.
Jon: Well, de-program them!
Ann: At this point? We don’t even know if it’s possible. And we certainly wouldn’t let just anyone try. But if you can think of someone capable of taking down angry pundits, on top of all the usual trials of parenting…well, we might be willing to let a fellow like that have a shot.