The original Modern Major General would probably do a better job as the President, but we have what we have. Unfortunately. I wonder how well President Obama would sing patter songs, with or without his ubiquitous teleprompter.

Asylum Watch

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock is of the all time favorites from his archives. It was originally published on March 26, 2011.


I Am the Very Model of a Democratic President

With apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan, authors of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
I am the very model of a Democratic president,
Who stumbled into office on a wave of massive discontent.
I’ve organized communities and burdened our state governments,
With help from union activists and other roguish elements.
I’ve found a way to give you unemployment at plus ten percent,
And rammed through legislation that the population does resent,
With stimulus and bailouts that our politicians should prevent,
Increasing sovereign debt to cover all the cash that I have spent.
I’ve made my mark with policies
          where spending transcends revenue,
And finding businesses that government can…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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