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LIVE AT THE APOLOGY!
“America has been lawless
And should be held in awe less:
For her acts unwise,
Though I myself am flawless.”
From the archive
(DOING) THE OBAMA
Two steps forward and bow like Barack.
Arms akimbo, a single step back.
Now a shuffle in place
With a smile on your face.
Two steps forward and bow like Barack . . .
WHOSE SARI NOW?
“Mr. President, hazard a guess:
What’s an Indian word for a dress?”
“Gee, I’m scratching my head.
Hmm, uh, sorry,” he said.
“That was it, Mr. President, yes!”
How he’ll flatter, fawn, and fuss,
Make himself obsequious!
To tyrants alone
The man is prone:
Never will he bow to us.
To Arabian sheiks he’ll kowtow,
And the Japanese emperor now,
But the one we elect
Ought to show his respect
With a handshake and never a bow.
“We can tell filthy lies about you
And there’s nothing at all you can do,
But we’ll make such a fuss
If you criticize us –
Even if what you say is quite true.”
I apologize to you
For the thing I did not do.
I am not the one
Who did what was done
— And for that I’m sorry, too.
Here’s the presidential line
On a penitential fine:
“I’ll gladly confess
And make redress
For everyone’s sin but mine!”
Last week’s limerick
All those Clinton years left Eric older,
His Obama time left Eric colder:
Such experience hardens,
But the selling of pardons
Has undoubtedly left Eric golder.