Friday, June 3, 2011

Palin and Bachmann's New England Ride

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the bus ride of Sarah Palin,
To deliver her message of ignorance and fear;
Hardly a man or woman or unborn child not yet alive,
will remember that shrew’s infamous ride.

She said to her friends in the press, with nary a clue
Demonstrating her ignorance as if on cue:

“He who warned, uh, the, the British that they weren’t gonna
be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um,
makin’ sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those
warning shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure
and we were gonna be free and we were gonna be armed.”

And with that tortured rendition of Paul Revere’s Ride,
she bade “Good-night!" and roared off on the back of a Harley
to New Hampshire where she had planned something snide
hoping to steal Mint’s thunder only to be denied;

For when Sarah Palin arrived in that New Hampshire night
she had been beaten there by someone equally not so bright,
for it was Michele Bachmann who had arrived months earlier
and spoke to the Tea Party faithful her lesson of history
as that dim bulb knew it, whereupon just like Sarah,
Michele promptly blew it:

“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have
in common is our extreme love for liberty,”
the potential GOP presidential candidate said.
“You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world
in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground
and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that
had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has
ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history.”
“I’m thankful that you are the first in the nation state because
you are the liberty state,” Bachmann said.
“That is your charge. You keep that baton of liberty. You’ve done it
very well for almost 20 generations from the time the Pilgrims
landed at Plymouth Rock, and I’m sure the very first one came up
to New Hampshire and said, ‘This is where I want to be.’”

So with poets and historians like Sarah and Michele,
the GOP and Tea Baggers should do just swell!
(c) 2011 by Plainsense

(Apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and historians everywhere.)

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