Doris Kearns Goodwin used her recent stint on NBC to give more of her ongoing political advice to President Obama: to use Teddy Roosevelt (the subject of her current book) as the model for Obama’s reelection campaign themes. On cue, the White House announced an Obama visit to Osawatomie, Kansas where Obama’s faux-TR speech presumably will mimic the 1910 “New Nationalism” address given there. It’s now frighteningly clear that the LBJ-intimate-plagiarizing-bookseller from Massachusetts is the true power behind the Obama throne.
By Asher Embry
What Doris says, Obama does; it’s obvious to see.
It’s true once more: now O will speak in Osawatomie.
That trip, it sounded weird to us – for, sadly, we confess,
We hadn’t heard what Doris said last week on Meet the Press.
Barack should mimic Teddy R exactly, she advised.
(We hope, of course, that’s not advice that Doris plagiarized.)
First time she cast a spell on O was when she had a dream;
Referring to her Lincoln book, where rivals formed a team.
Obama bit, the now legit Kearns Goodwin sealed her fate —
Barack appointed Hillary the stewardess of State.
Since then, O’s played at Lincoln, Truman, Kennedy already.
At first he played at FDR, and now fifth cousin Teddy.
While Doris plies her schoolgirl crush, the thing that’s more absurd
Is how Obama’s White House hangs upon her every word.
The White House might deny it but the facts they don’t belie
When Doris utters “jump” — it’s clear Obama says: “how high.”
Before you go to sleep tonight, repeat your prayers twice
That Doris doesn’t start dispensing policy advice.
(You can read more of Asher Embry’s Political Verse at www.politicalverse.com.)