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Rahm’s Hidden Beauty

By on 4.30.09 | 12:01PM

People magazine’s 100-most-beautiful list this year features “Barack’s Beauties,” including the First Lady, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Not everyone may agree with the choices, especially those left off the list.


Rahm’s Hidden Beauty      

By Asher Embry

People’s beauty list is out.
We’ve got one thing to gripe about:
Apparently, they felt a duty,
Rhapsodizing White House beauty.

We knew for sure they’d pick Michelle,
And Desiree, her pal, as well.
Some others, though, we must confess,
Caused much emotional distress.

It hit us like an atom bomb,
When we were told they’d chosen Rahm.
Now, one could say that Rahm is smart;
Mean, vindictive, crude, and tart;
Partisan and often moody,
But few before perceived his beauty!

And all the world is sad and whist,
That Biden didn’t make the list,
With brow made placid with botox,
And effervescent teeth and locks.

To “judge of cowards,” Eric Holder,
People gave a frigid shoulder;
But recognized at Treasury,
Winsomeness and majesty;
Traits we just don’t see ourself in
Geithner, who to us looks elfin.

We’d figured ice would freeze in hell,
Before they’d pick Emanuel.
But still they proved there is a God:
They didn’t favor Axelrod.

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

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