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Observing Hillary Clinton, 10/20/07 May 2, 2016

Posted by vsap in 2008 Presidential Election, Blogroll, Poetry, US Politics.
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This is not about you, it’s about America.

It’s not about your pant suits or relationship with Bill,

it’s about your record, your positions, and truth.

You trade honesty for pandering like boys traded

baseball cards when you were a child, but this is no game,

this is not about you, it’s about America.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest woman in the world,

everyone thought that of Martha Stewart before prison,

now, like you, she has her mindless drones, her groupies,

to keep the media empire stoked, to keep the PR machine humming,

but this is not about you, it’s about America.

It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight or trans, what matters

is that you place the best interest of your country ahead of your own

and if you ever do, maybe it won’t seem like you’re mailing it in,

soaking us with bromides and double-speak the likes of which

make Dick and George blush and say, “oh my!” Oh, yes.

Seeking after adoration and coronation (I sound like Jesse, oh no!)

you’ve forgotten, this is not about you, it’s about America.

It must hurt that Al won the Nobel, however hollow that is,

since you have to think of something better to claim as your own

and we see you scampering for it, elusive that it is, and frankly,

there’s great amusement in watching your arms flail and your

head bob up and down in those unfamiliar waters.

Somehow people forget you’re a Chicagoan, not an Arkansas

Ridge Runner and no more a New Yorker than Bobby Kennedy.

What you’ve learned since Park Ridge has made you smug,

not humble, and in no discernible way Midwestern.

Make no mistake, this country doesn’t embrace you,

not for some personal quirks or swirling issues, but because

we know your vision is to marginalize us, to install your

peculiar brand of monarchy, and create a third-world fiefdom

of your own choosing, of your own liking. But you forget one thing:

This is not about you, it’s about America.

 

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