Friday, December 16, 2005

The political poetry of John Dingell


Zoe Kentucky of Demagogue fame quotes the wonderful poem that Rep. Dingell (D-MI) recited on the House floor in opposition to a gratuitous (and unnecessary) pro-Christmas resolution -- see here.

Best stanza:

Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell.
Americans feared we were in a fast track to... well.
Wait, we need a distraction, something divisive and wily,
a fabrication straight from the mouth of O'Reilly.

Christmas is hardly under siege. Bill O'Reilly, who's leading this stupid crusade, is an "illiberal paranoid conspiracy theorist".

And John Dingell is very funny... and right on the mark.

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  • Here's our poem, inspired by Keats, a couple of days before Libbyday.

    On First Looking Into Fitzgerald's Indictment

    A Pre-Emptive Poem (10-26-05)
    From A Keats Ghost To GI:

    Much have I witnessed the Scandal of Bush
    And many awful lies and outrages seen;
    Round many breaches have I been
    Which bards in fealty to Republic hold.
    Oft of one great Injury had I been told
    That worried the Founders in repose;
    Yet did I never see it so clear
    Till I heard Fitzgerald speak out loud and bold:
    Then I felt like some Justice on High
    When a pure Truth comes into his view:
    Or like Honest Abe when with wise eyes
    He saved the Union - and all his men
    Look'd at each other with great relief -
    Silent, upon a stillness at Appomattox

    By Blogger Gothamimage, at 5:50 PM  

  • Also very good. Thanks, Gothamimage.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 9:20 PM  

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