Bidding Farewell

Behind every silver lining lurks a dark cloud.  And while I agree that on Tuesday we can all sigh that great collective sigh of relief that the Bush tyranny is finally over, it occurs to me that bidding farewell to George W. comes at a price.  You see, no longer will we have a steady stream of ready made material just begging to be ridiculed.  This is a huge setback for satirists, the entertainment industry and my favorite demographic- smart witty liberal friends of mine.  Obama just doesn't inspire the urge to make fun.  Sadly, he is just not a ridiculous, miscast and evil buffoon-puppet.  Who wants to poke fun at an intelligent, eloquent, thoughtful, hope inspiring, history making man of integrity?  This change in leadership, while great for the country and the world, is quite a blow to our collective funny bone.  What are the witty people going to do now?  Where will they get their material?  Brace yourself for the dark cloud; the great humorless void that is almost upon us.

So in tribute to George W. and all the amusement he gave us, I am parting with my usual policy of posting only original material and I offer the following poem, which is composed entirely of actual quotes from George W. Bush.  It has been floating around on the web for awhile.  Perhaps you have seen it before.  This time, take a moment to read it, not with your usual incredulity, but with the reverence that the moment demands.  At one time, not so long ago, we thought that there would be an endless supply of Bush-isms, but the day has come and we find ourselves at the end of cheap and easy satire.  Light a candle.  Take a cleansing breath.  This is it folks.  It's over.  It is time to bid farewell.

Make the Pie Higher

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

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