Wednesday, August 23, 2006

An ode to Cheney, Rove & Libby

Recent headline in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

FORMER CIA AGENT SUES CHENEY. PLAME SAYS HER LIFE WAS PUT IN DANGER BY OFFICIAL'S LEAK

The headline inspired a longtime friend of mine, Stan Balter, to write the following verse, which he has kindly contributed to my blog...

Said Rove to Libby to Cheney-um:
Saddam must have bought some uranium.
Send Joe Wilson to try
To find where and why.
We'll have a swell casus belli.

Said Libby to Rove to Dick Chen-
Ey--gad, Wilson drives me insane.
The reports from this man
Don't fit in with our plan.
They're not what the White House demands.

Said Rove to Libby to Cheney-ous:
The truth, the real facts, are extraneous.
No problem, relax.
We'll manufacture some facts,
And shout "terror." That always distracts.

Said Cheney to Libby to Rove-r:
Wilson's wife, she works under cover.
If Joe won't play our game,
Too bad for Val Plame.
We'll out her and publish her name.

Said Karl Rove to Cheney and Libby:
Who cares if we are a bit fibby?
We'll leak Val to Novak,
That columnist hack.
He'll dream up the facts that we lack.

Said Cheney: You know our agenda.
There's no one out there who'll defend her.
If we hurt CIA,
That's a small price to pay
As long as King George gets his way.

Said Rove to Libby to Cheney-ous:
I think it is highly hilarious.
She says that she'll sue us.
What harm can she do us?
No chance that the Feds will pursue us.

Said Val to Rove, Libby and Cheney:
You guys think you're really so brainy.
But our country's still free.
All the people will see
That you hurt the whole country, not me.

Shame on Karl and on Scooter and Dickie.
Your schemes are overly tricky.
Your leaks are erroneous.
Your actions felonious.
Dear friends, you're full of baloney-ous.

8 Comments:

Blogger Ginnie said...

GREAT!! I can't wait to email it to a few of my Republican friends who can't see beyond their pocketbooks.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger saz said...

Luv it Mort. Publish it with a cover like "My Pet Goat" and the OTHER side might finally have an understanding of what happened.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:38:00 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

At least they're not back stabbing Israel like your Democrat friends. Or throwing each other under the bus like what's happened to another poor ol' Joe.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 1:10:00 PM  
Anonymous joared said...

Enjoyed Stan's writing and thank him for allowing you to post his poem.

If the moral and ethical issues in this case were not so heinous as well as felonious, I could whole-heartedly laugh at this as an unbelievably ridiculous series of events concocted for a revival of a cartoon series involving a new three-some of stooges. Alas, truth is stranger than fiction.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I've been waiting for another good post from you but I guess now that Bush says not to take anything he says as being "political"...you have nothing to write about. Guffaw!!

Friday, September 01, 2006 3:22:00 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

Now that Armitage has fessed up and Fitzwatsit has been caught playing with himself, maybe this could be rewritten.

Friday, September 08, 2006 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mortart said...

To: Norma...
No need to rewrite my friend Stan's ode to Karl Rove & Co. They may not have been the original source of the leak, but they behaved in a despicable fashion, ruining Mrs. Plame Wilson's career simply to punish her husband for arguing that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake and was based on distorted intelligence data. Joe Wilson's argument, of course, was correct, as today's Senate Intelligence Committee's report--and the recent flow of books by intelligence experts--explain.

Friday, September 08, 2006 9:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

I agree with Norma. Mortart, you are what's wrong with the Democratic party. Please admit a mistake when one is made. Oh, by-the-way Republicans should also. Neither can and that is what is wrong with our political process now.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 10:20:00 AM  

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