“Have we really seen rage from the president on this? Does he yell and scream? What does he do?” —Chip Reid of CBS News to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Voters in this day and age
Demand to see their leaders rage
Hurl thunderbolts of odium
From the White House podium
Don’t be measured, calm and sage.
Throw somebody in a cage!
Logic is a game for nerds
Give the people angry words
And photographs of dying birds.
Holding an oil-covered prawn
Tell BP to “bring it on.”
Warn the chairman, watch your back
You might launch a drone attack.
Remember for an angry nation
You must give voice to their frustration.
Competence is overrated
What we seek is validated
Ignorance and pique and hatred.
Dress up in a diving suit
Plant a muddy rubber boot
On the ocean’s murky floor.
Forbid the oil to come ashore.
Poke Poseidon in the snoot
Make him stand up and salute.
Mission accomplished, King Canute