Ode To The Deceitful Cheneys

The omni-presence of Dick and Liz Cheney on (as Rachel Maddow loves to call it) “the TV machine” is nearly enough to get me to toss out my televisions. Of course, to have even a shot at avoiding their tortured lies, I’d have to cancel my Net connection, throw out my radios, and avert my eyes in the unlikely event that I encounter a newspaper.

Ode To The Deceitful Cheneys (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a daughter named Liz
Who joined in the family biz.
The business was lying,
With all members vying
For liar-in-chief — each a wiz.

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8 Responses to “Ode To The Deceitful Cheneys”

  1. Ryan says:

    Don’t mean to be a picky reader, but this is really a limerick, not an ode. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

  2. madkane says:

    True, Ryan. Actually, most of what I post here are limericks. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. John Hall says:

    There once was a man named Dick
    Who engaged in untrue rhetoric
    Now his kid’s in the act
    To distort all the facts
    And, quite frankly, it makes me real sick

  4. madkane says:

    Me too, John. :)

  5. Tumblewords says:

    Pithy limerick full of ode!

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks, Tumblewords!

  7. The Rude Dog says:

    There was once a man named Obama
    who said he would go get Osama,
    Instead he seized banks
    and the markets did tank
    and he blamed Bush for all of his dramas.

    How about this:

    There once was a VP named Cheney
    and he made the liberals act zany
    he washed Khalid’s face
    and protected the place
    while liberal’s still were campaigning.

    or this:

    There once was too much deficit spending
    and liberals called for it’s ending
    But look here and see,
    they found the money tree
    and Barack can multiply spending.

  8. Steve Nance says:

    Rude Dog, I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to post it in a well-crafted limerick. But, protected the place?

    Mr. Cheney:

    The whole Bill of Rights you’d undo
    To protect us. From the ACLU?
    With democracy’s end
    What’s left to defend?
    And who, now, protects us from you?

    Not that I’m letting Obama off the hook…

    Don’t show torture pictures no more!
    Says the Prez…’cause, you know, we’re at war.
    Then those guys who despise us
    Will no more demonize us…
    Unless they have seen “24.”

    As for seizing the banks…I wish! That bipartisan story is simple enough for haiku:

    Wall Street wins, we lose
    New party! New president!
    Wall Street wins, we lose.