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If Shakespeare Were Writing Today…

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 18:29 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

King Barack I - click to view largerHe might write about current efforts to enact federal medical insurance overhaul legislation, and the work might be called Barack I. Or so imagines the venerable Iowahawk.

This day is call’d the feast of Reconciliation.
He that votes aye this day, and comes home
To face the slings and arrows and pitchforks of the town-hall mob,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Reconciliation.
He shall have returned to DC on this day, and have the last laugh,
And a seven-figure sinecure on K Street.
In his stately paneled office with Potomac view
He will yearly on the vigil feast his lobbying-staff,
And say ‘To-morrow is Health Care Day.’
A PowerPoint graph of his Gallups he will show,
And say ‘These wounds I had on Reconciliation day.’

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