Doctor Seuss Goes To Floridaygreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Can we count them with our nose?...Can we count them with our toes? ...Should we count them with a band? Should we count them all by hand?...If I do not like the count, I will simply throw them out !!!...I will not let this vote count stand...Ido not like them, AL GORE I am !!...Can we change these numbers here?...Can we change them, calm my fears?...What do you mean, Dubya has won ?!... This is not fair, this is not fun...Let's count them upside down this time...Let's count until the state is mine !!...I will not let this VOTE count stand...I do not like it, AL GORE I am !!... I'm really ticked, I'm in a snit !!...You have not heard the last of it !!... I'll count the ballots one by one...And hold each one up to the sun !!...I'll count, recount, and count some more !!...You'll grow to hate this little chore... But I will not, cannot let this vote count stand !!...I do not like it, AL GORE I am !!...I won't leave office, I'm staying' here !!...I've glued my desk chair to my rear !!...Tipper, Hillary, and Bubba too, All telling me that I should sure !!...We find the Electoral College vile !!...RECOUNT the votes until I smile !...We do not want this vote to stand !!...We do not like it, AL GORE I am !...How shall we count this ballot box ??...Let's count it standing in our socks !!...Shall we count this one in a tree??...And who shall count it, you or me ?...We cannot, cannot count enought !!...We must not stop, we must be tough !!... I do not want this vote to stand !!... I do not like it, AL GORE I am !!...What's that? What? What are you trying to say?...You think the current count should stay ??... You do not like my counting scheme ?....It makes you tense, give you bad dreams?...Foolish people, you're wrong you'll see !!...Your only care should be for ME !!... I Will Not let this vote count stand !!...I do not lie it, and AL GORE I am !!!!
-- Helena Di Maio (email@example.com), November 27, 2000
Helena, Bravo! I think both of these candidates are behaving like children, and this poem illustrates that behavior perfectly. I realize that there are a lot of Bush voters here, so please don't take offense, but if either of these men were one of my children, they'd already have been sent to their rooms long ago. Too bad we can't demand another count- with neither of their names on the ballot this time.
-- Kristin, in C. Alabama (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 2000.
Some people in Florida apparently tried this. Did not vote for either candidate - their vote was counted anyway!
-- JLS in NW AZ (stalkingbull007@AOL.com), November 27, 2000.
That's really good, Helena! I was kind of thinking that we ought to have a new election with new candidates! Don't let any of the old ones run for a second try, get a whole new set.
-- Kathleen Sanderson (email@example.com), November 27, 2000.
All right....have we been to the same site, or is this one of those cases of simultaneous creation? It's funny no matter what!Thanks!!
Kathleen, be vevrwy careful there. It is possible that we will get to have our next Ceasar appointed to us instead of (ostensibly) by us.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2000.