Sidi J. Mahtrow

The Man From Hope - A Reply - Poem by Sidi J. Mahtrow

Lest we all forget the presidential mess
There is more than just a simple dress
Need to remember Bill Clinton and his Bride
For giving the country a merry ride.

Without pause we can recall
Madam 'no lights' and all
There she stood as Secretary of State
Running about yelling 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' early and late.

Of course this was after she just happened to discover
That there was a bit of Jewishness in her mother.
You must wonder what else she might have found
If she had just happened to look around.

Then there's the other half of the pair,
Remember, they always said, you get two, its only fair.
So Hill joined up and lead the charge in 'Travel gate'
To dismiss the staff in the White House was the fate.

Of course McDougal went to jail
And death sealed his lips without fail
(As did the grim reaper come to call
On many other's who crossed them all.)

But also let us remember too
That it was the disappearance of records of the coup
Related to her memory of indulgences past
They were found at last.

Firing of attorneys is nothing new
As Bill dismissed them all, not just a few.
Surrounded by lawyers to the end
Remember, recently one stuffed his pants with odds and ends.

Then there's Webster Hubbell as we recall
Billed clients for work not done, but that's not all
When found guilty and without income,
Bill's friends provided sustenance and then some.

The list goes on and on
As we recall the error prone:

Elders and her birth control promotion
That even Bill seemed to find beyond redemption.

Attorney General, Janet Reno
Best remembered by Waco and its funeral pyre

No outrage to the insult to dragging by their feet
Dead Americans through a foreign street.

Marc Rich's wife paying the dues
For a pardon from Bill made the news.

Universal health care with the imprint of Hill
Seemed to be too much to swallow, and is still.

Nominated ones who employed labor
That wasn't legal to mind their girl or boy.

Clueless secretary of defense
Who seemed to always be on the fence.

Staff suicide (or was it)
Rumors of a White House passion pit.

Ladies not a few
Including the one dressed in blue.

So we come to remember the Man from Hope
And his bride of devious scope
Who can't quite decide if she is
Hillary Rodham Clinton or just his missus.

As selective memory comes into play,
Forgive and Forget, Alan seems to say,
Is what we should practice in judging Bill and Hill's
Eight year foray into abusing the public will.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 24, 2011

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