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Tough Days for The One

From Susan Vigilante:

The Frustration of Barack O’B.

(with apologies to Robert W. Serivce)

There’s strange things done on a White House Run by the fellows who would be elected,

The campaign trail has it secret tales that could make half of us disaffected.

Desperate Irish Housewife  has seen some queer sights, but the queerest she ever did see

Was one frosty, cold night in the northern moonlight : she bumped into Barack O’B.

He had no Armani, no Prius, no Streisand,

And no Secret Service detail,

But he drove a dogsled and he wore a fur coat —

The kind only Michelle would buy retail.

“Barack,” Desperate cried, “whatcha doing out here?

Hawaiians don’t make good dog-sledders!”

“It’s that new girl,” he growled, as the Malamutes howled,

“I’ve just got to make voters forget her!”

“I’ve slipped in the polls since that Palin gal spoke,

And my mojo I’ve got to recharge.

So I bought me this sled an these dogs and this coat

And these earmuffs in size extra-large.

So now I look rugged and real, don’t you see?

A regular Admiral Peary!

Undecideds will all now come flocking to me

And I’ll take back the world blogosphere-y!

If it’s Yukon they want then it’s Yukon they’ll get

I’ll show them I’m no city slicker!

I’ll have moose, I’ll have wolves, I’ll have Great Northern Loons

All on my next bumper sticker!

Then I’ll give ‘em a speech.  You know, more hope-and-change.

They’ll forget all about ‘Miss -McCain’s- Pick!’

I’ll send her right back to the cold Wasatch Range–

Hey, do you know if sea lions wear lipstick?”

 

Now things get mighty queer in Election year

And the strongest men’s judgement gets hazy.

But this candidate’s panic was so un-messianic

I feared the poor guy had gone crazy.

“It isn’t the wolves or the loons,” Desperate said,

“It’s the heart, and the brains.  She’s a keeper.”

Barack shook his head, and to himself said,

“What I need is a prettier veeper.”

Then the load on his sled seemed to move!  And it said,

“I told you, you shouldn’t’ have picked me.”

‘Joe, you just need a fire,” said Barack in tones dire.

Joe shrugged. ”Fine.   Just don’t try to lipstick me.”

Then Barack shouted, “Mush!” And all in a rush

The dogs took off over the tundra.

DIH shook her head, and to no one she said,

“The pressure this country is under!”

There’s strange things done on a White House Run by the fellows who would be elected,

The campaign trail has it secret tales that could make half of us disaffected.

Desperate Irish Housewife  has seen some queer sights, but the queerest she ever did see

Was one frosty, cold night in the northern moonlight : she bumped into Barack O’B.

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