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Sure Cure For A Sick Nation

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Sure Cure For A Sick Nation

Alas, we've elected bozos on both sides to again guide the nation!
(Some folks are sobbing in their ale, others are filled with jubilation!)
To rid this great nation of such knaves, here is what I would propose:
Elect retired noncoms who are well qualified to lead, heaven knows!

Noncoms are known for their integrity and by the way, lead from the front!
They don't take shhhtuff from anyone and are known to be rather blunt!
There should be a crusty Master Chief to head the Navy overseeing the fleet,
And a Marine Gunny Sergeant should occupy every congressional seat!

A Staff Sergeant who's been in the trenches should be the Secretary of Defense.
Chief Master Sergeants qualify for the oval office (Obama, take no offense!)
Sergeants First Class would eminently qualify for the Secretary of Labor.
They'd put deadbeats to work so as not to mooch off their neighbor!

There's a horde of Navy Petty Officers who'd qualify for Treasury Secretary,
Who've faithfully paid their taxes unlike some Yale czars to the contrary!
There's a brigade of Sergeants Major who'd excel as the Secretary of State,
Who'd tell other nations where to go if they didn't deal with us straight!

Master and Technical Sergeants are well qualified to occupy a governor's chair.
Their prime concern is the welfare of folks, not just building castles in the air!
Retired Noncoms are a special breed who believe in and uphold the Constitution!
Patriots who'd oust the current clowns, some of whom qualify for a mental institution!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:35:00 PM
    WOW! I guess you said it. I always knew that you were alright. It's the rest of the world that's messed up. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed it. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Bravo! Well said! Loved it.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Outstanding!! I surely think we could do a better job than the clowns that are trying now!!

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Bravo, Bob! Great write. I am sure there are many military retirees out there who could definitely run this country better than who's ruining -oops, I mean running it now. I enjoyed reading this! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 5:27:00 PM
    Lol, love your sense of humor, Bob. That is too funny! :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Evening Robert The lunatics will always be in charge of the asylum they are the the only ones who run for office. The paradox is we are only offered up patients to run our mental institutions. Cheers Chris

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:44:00 PM
    This is too funny, but on a serious note can you get this done? I would sure like to see this country run by a bunch of noncoms, they really would run it a lot better than the way it has been going! I believe you have discovered something that might just save out nation! This is a fantastic and very creative write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this humorous and delightful poem this evening! What an awesome piece, Great Work!!