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Talking Points

Maybe we can put the thing to rest     
with nary an amount of protest:       
I dare say politics at its best            
is but a popularity contest.        

Rule 1, always be in the top news
and if attacked do not be nervous;
remember that what it takes to win                   
is a boundless talent to spin.    

Lie if you must, it’s perfectly okay,
you can't last unless you're a phony, 
say you are a savior or something,
sky’s the limit in politicking. 

Inexperienced? not a big problem!
hire a tested media-savvy team;  
don’t worry about grasp on issues, 
just flip-flop to have a wider view.

So what if you have no character?    
you know it does not really matter; 
what is required is to talk nonstop
to rocket all the way to the top.

Politics is no more than showbiz -
TV interviews, talk shows and glitz;
wait! charisma will do wonders too       
like it did for that monkey at the zoo.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2008 3:18:00 AM

    A bunch of singing, butt-picking monkeys showing off for the crowd! I will be so happy when this is over...well..maybe not! arg! Yeah, when are you going back into the pool? lol love K

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 2:40:00 AM

    I'm goin to the zoo, zoo, zoo . How about you,you, you . You can come too,too,too.... Sorry Freddie , I think someone may have already written that one .... Need some inspiration !!! , When are you going back into the pool ????? ....

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 1:30:00 AM

    You are so right...I can't imagine anyone wanting that job....see you at the polls, Always, Christy

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 1:20:00 AM

    Freddie !! , are you trying to wind-up Vince and the gang , on the day they go to the poles ????..... Speaking of which : When is the last bus to Warsaw ???? ....Decisions , Decisions , Decisions ... Going to take a drive in my Charisma ... MMMMM, might check-out your pal at the zoo ....