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threadbear
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0 posted 05-13-2010 10:03 PM       View Profile for threadbear   Email threadbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for threadbear

ok y'all asked for it!

If PiP people replaced government officials tomorrow, job by job, which PiP folks
would be a good match for each job?
Pres
Veep
Supreme Court
Sec Def
Treasury
White House Chief of Staff
etc.

(Note: now, everybody has to pre-agree not to take offense at any notions expressed herewith.)
There are also no correct answers to this question.  
Juju
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1 posted 05-13-2010 10:42 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

I claim Ron Paul
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2 posted 05-13-2010 11:34 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If I were President, my friends,
I'lltell you what I'd do.
I'd look hard at this land of ours
And make a change or two.
I'd make the congress tell me where
My hard-earned money went
That I should get at 65
If I were President.

If I were leader of this land
Car salesmen couldn't lie.
You'ld get to see the honest price
And then decide to buy.
Fine print would be in simple words
That folks could understand
And contracts would be handshakes if
I were to rule this land.

If I could be the man on top
The juries would all go.
We'd simply use truth serum to
Learn all we need to know.
"No contest" pleas would be outlawed...
You're guilty or you're not
And lawyers wouldn't rob you blind
If I were in top spot.

If I were Mister Number One
Insurances would pay
Amounts that they agreed to when
You signed your life away.
Mechanics wouldn't charge you for
The work they hadn't done
And guarantees would be upheld
If I were Number One.

If I were sitting in that chair
All crooks would be interred
And have to pay the victims for
The damages incurred.
Congressmen would have to live by
Laws that they passed there
And pay for their own limousines
If I were in that chair.

If I were top dog in the pound
There wouldn't be parole
And prisoners who broke the rules
Would wind up in the "hole".
Doctors who screwed up their patients
Wouldn't be around
But would be held responsible
If this dog ruled the pound.

If I were President...Vienna
Sausages would rule
And golf would be the only subject
Taught in any school.
All birds would have to chirp in rhyme
And papers only print
The news that makes one feel good
If I were President.
Bob K
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     I keep forgetting how talented you are, Mike, between seeing your better poems.  This is one of them  Thanks, Bob Kaven
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4 posted 05-14-2010 07:50 PM       View Profile for whisperingwalt   Email whisperingwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for whisperingwalt

Balladeer for Prez!!

He's a man with a plan!
Ringo
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5 posted 05-14-2010 09:40 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Pres- Mike seems to have this one all sewn up

Veep- Nan- She is always working behind the scenes, and gets things done without too much fanfare,and (usually) without anyone realizing it was done. Definitely, Ron's  right hand... uh... hmmm.... well, you get the idea.

Chief Justice- Karilea- Who else works as hard in the Mod Forum to keep all of the judges in line and to ensure that the laws of the land are fair and followed?

Sec Def- Bob K (you can pick you jaw up off the floor, Bob)- He is, many times, the main voice of reason in the Alley when tempers are starting to flare, yet he has been known to kick a keester when he feels it is time to get people's attention.

Sec Treasure- Banished Fairy- She is an accountant who- after studying the federal budget- made the statement that every politician in Washington was a moron and suggested that they be given remedial math courses to learn how to add and subtract, and another course in owning and maintaining a bank account for fun and profit.

Chief of Staff- Ron- He does all the real work anyhow. No one knows what he does, how he does it, or when he is doing it, yet if he were not keeping this conglomeration together, it would surely be all out anarchy

Press Secretary- Karen (Serenity Blaze). Anyone who has seen her express her opinion, and is tired of the current and past holders of this office shoot the malarkey, would never question this. The press briefings would never be PC, but who cares?

Senior Advisors- Denise and myself... to keep him from feeling alone amongst all those from across the isle.

And others as they come to mind.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE

threadbear
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6 posted 05-14-2010 10:22 PM       View Profile for threadbear   Email threadbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for threadbear

still laughing and nodding here, Ringo!
Great job on this!
Tip o' da hat to ya,
Jeff

p.s.  Think there's a job on the Staff as Speech Writer, somewhere, for me?
or
Propaganda Czar
heck, I'd even settle for
Lost Sock Czar.  Now there's a problem everyone has.
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7 posted 05-14-2010 10:30 PM       View Profile for threadbear   Email threadbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for threadbear

Great poem, Mike!
almost sounds like one of the Poster Poems of the 70's.
Kudos to your natural talent!
Jeff
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8 posted 05-14-2010 11:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That's me, Jeff...a child of the 70's...well, 60's...barely.

Great picks, Ringo!
 
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