In lieu of the morning news meeting I was clicking around this morning, looking at a couple of blogs I haven't read before. One I ran across is TJ Sullivan in LA -- pretty good; he's a contributor to one of my favorites, LA Observed -- and he found an excuse to reprint this poem, which is composed entirely of quotes uttered by President Bush.
Snopes.com says the arrangement is "generally credited to Washington Post writer Richard Thompson, a satirist and illustrator who produces the 'Richard's Poor Almanac' feature appearing in the Post's Sunday edition:"Here's the poem:
Make the Pie Higher
I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
And potential mental losses.
Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?
They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!