A Parody of the 2004 Presidential Election

A Parody of the 2004 Presidential Election

 

 

Howard Dean is venting spleen

Reminiscent of clean for Gene

He demonstrates the war’s obscene

But seems completely naive, green

 

Ms. Carol Moseley Braun

Hasn’t either brains or brawn

Just a cipher and a spawn

Of Shirley Chisolm’s splendid dawn

 

Al Sharpton is our buffoon

He screams and shouts like a saloon

His rhythmic speech is in tune

His mind’s as massive as a prune

 

Richard Gephardt wants health for all

And sounds to me like seconol

His recitations can’t enthrall

When he talks he seems to crawl

 

Mr. Graham keeps copious notes

On every fact he duly dotes

He stores them up until he bloats

A mind of arcane things and quotes

 

Kucinich is a kind of witch

Speaking in a fevered pitch

Sowing enmity stitch by stitch

He’ll be pacified when he’s rich

 

Lieberman’s no oberman

Just a mensch, a gentleman

But what pray tell is his plan

Just Bush-lite sans the klan

 

John Kerry, patrician, pure

Finds many things he does abjure

And in his speech he will obscure

The compromises that nix the cure

 

John Edwards has flowing hair

That apes the locks of Bobby fair

Professes to care for our despair

His pabulum makes me want to swear

 

But Rumsfeld and his little rascals

Woolfowitz and assorted jackals

Herald war with happy cackles

Their raging hate simmers, crackles

 

And King George is feeling swell

He gives us all the rebel yell

The poor consigned to hottest hell

The liberty bell sounds its death knell

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2003

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