Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The Wit and Witticism of Canadian MPs, Part 3

Sometimes, our elected representatives like to write poetry. Nothing so profound as Ode to a Grecian Formula Urn, mind you, but we can give points for trying. Take for example, the latest opus of Mr. Brian Pallister, the honourable Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar:

We watched as Judge Gomery said not a peep,
While Jean deftly juggled his balls in his hand,
The former PM showed the meaning of cheap,
A petty and tacky, inelegant man.

Then came the new guy: once Treasury Board Chair,
The question, “That money, now where did it go?”
“I saw nothing, heard nothing, I wasn't there.”
And one never asks if they don't want to know.

Golf Amateurs do it, but Pros never try,
The Liberal game is improving your lie.

Jean meddled with BDC loans, we know why,
Sacked the president; he would have followed the rules,
But now the Shawinigan Street Fighter guy
Claims that ad scam was “hands-off” and takes us for fools.

The PM a detail man when things go well,
Micro-managed his way to the top of this town,
But when leadership's needed, he hides in a shell,
Knowing you cannot prove what is not written down.

Golf Amateurs do it, the Pros never try,
The Liberal game is improving your lie.

Note to Mr. Pallister: don't give up the day job just yet.