Thanks to Leslie for finding this masterpiece on snopes.com and passing it along. This poem is entirely composed of actual quotes by George W. Bush; click the link for the whole story and original sources. Or don’t click the link and just enjoy the purity of the thing itself – I don’t think Edward Lear in his heyday could have surpassed it.
MAKE THE PIE HIGHER
by George W. Bush
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!