Seems like only yesterday that Dubya was out of the fire and into the coals but he's been out of office since 2008!
Now we have Donald Trump threatening Dubya's legacy as the most baffling president of all time. What will happen?
Table of Contents
- First Hunnerd Days
- The Test
- The Scandal of N. Ron
- Let's Roll!
- Back at The Ranch...
- 2002--A Very Good Year
- Road To Baghdad
- Mission Accomplished
- Loosening up
- Say Ahhhh....
- Political Season
- Early Returns
- Adbul Grub
- The Debates
- 'Lection Day
- Political Capital
- Summer of Flood
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The Ballad of The Bush Leagues, Chapter 17
Election Day is here!
Time to crack open a beer and
Get in line with my fellow voters
I see once every four years
How you doin', Bob?
You really votin for that slob?
"I'm not talkin' just keep on walkin'
I don't want to lose my job!"
Look, there's Peggy Sue!
Are you voting Red or Blue?
[VOTER PEGGY SUE]
"I ain't tellin–just drink your beer
You know it's illegal to electioneer!"
I sense a climate of fear,
Prevailing wisdom deems it best to
With a team too red or blue
As one's contemporaries might object unto–
I'll just vote and be on my way;
The TV will tell me what the people have to say...
"The early leader is Kerry
But the big states are yet to be counted
Plenty of votes remain up for grabs
A late-inning charge could be mounted."
That's all they've got? I thought this was digital–
All these new machines…
I miss the weather lady!
Those pants she wears drive me crazy.
But she's not part of the coverage
So I guess i'll have another beverage
While the map fills up with red...
Is Dubya really ahead?
[3 DIFFERENT TV BROADCASTERS]
"President Bush has taken the lead."
"An impressive sweep of the South indeed!"
"We've just lost our Ohio feed
Please tune in tomorrow!"
Sleep won't come easy
With an answer pending
As to whether our story has a
Or whether it continue,
Leaving me in arrears
To my pad and paper for
Another four years—
A debt I'll proudly pay
If indeed the people decide today,
"We want our George just Like Valley Forge
Where he chopped down that tree one day!"