Ode To Ari Fleischer

The stream of deceit that came pouring out of Ari Fleischer’s belligerent mouth during his Chris Matthews’ interview must surely have set some sort of record. And his calling Matthews’ “shameful” gives new meaning to the word chutzpah. Then, of course, there’s the 9/11 lie:

Fleischer: “After September 11th having been hit once how could we take a chance that Saddam might strike again? And that’s the threat that has been removed and I think we are all safer with that threat removed.”

Matthews: “I’m proud that we no longer have an administration that uses that kind argument…and the American people are too.”

This brings me to my latest limerick:

Ode To Ari Fleischer
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Ari, your lies just keep flying.
But sorry, we still are not buying.
That nine-one-one hit
Was not Saddam, you twit!
And to say so is shameful. Stop lying!

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2 Responses to “Ode To Ari Fleischer”

  1. Robert Kennedy says:

    Here here! Fleisher’s interview with Mathews made me think of trips to a college friend’s bungalow, what seems like a thousand years ago to argue endlessly about whether Stravinsky was his own best conductor or if Shoenberg was too often sidelined in place of musical warhorses. It all seems inconsequentially trivial, now. Fleisher’s arguments have become as nasty as my friend’s unapologetically heaped ashtrays — stale, smelly, the butts mired in their own disgusting tar like the premises of neocon logic; the threats of an atomic smoking gun probably emanating from some smoldering filter.
    Fleisher’s unbridled arrogance will probably blind him forever to the fact that our blunder in Iraq, while not only causing unfathomable misery, was actually counter-strategic. It’s as though he, Bush, Cheney, and the other neo-con mad dogs sat down and set out to find the stupidest, most ill-conceived, asinine response to 9-11 they could muster then base an entire foreign policy on it, while at the same time decimating our economy. I don’t think Bin Laden, in his most maniacal dreams, could have conjured up a scenario as devastating to western civilization as the one propitiated by Bush and company. Little wonder, then, that they are left to spin a web of deceit like the Mathews interview. The truth would be too much to bear.

  2. madkane says:

    I enjoyed your comment, Robert. Thanks!