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Obama’s Costco Cabinet

By on 4.22.09 | 10:08AM

"You may fool some of the people all of the time, you may even fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."
-- folk wisdom attributed to Obama hero Abraham Lincoln

Obama's Costco Cabinet
By Asher Embry

Obama's "Team of Rivals" finally met.
Of course less four or five who didn't vet.
As always with Obama, cameras rolled,
And captured the assignment they were told.

It wasn't stopping nuclear Iran.
Or working to support the Pentagon.
Instead, bulk-buying Post-its was their charge.
And: Online visa programs should enlarge.

They're told to cut $100 mil. in waste;
A pittance with the deficits they faced.
This posturing of saving's just for show;
A Trillion more in costs will have to go.

With budgets of $4 Trillion, it's a joke,
Which an every-day example may evoke:
If you're purchasing a brand new Ford Explorer,
It's a discount of twelve Nickels and a Quarter.

Remember how Dems sneered two months before?
Chuck Schumer said it on the Senate floor:
Billions were "yes -- porky" but were "tiny";
Those of us objecting were just "whine-y."
So now Gibbs says $100 mil.'s a lot,
When earmarks 80 times that much was not?

With empty gestures, "O" may some beguile.
But Honest Abe knew: Only for a while.

(You can read more of Asher Embry's Political Verse at www.politicalverse.com.)

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