Tuesday, January 25, 2005

In Vino Veritas ...

When Republicans party, they let it all hang out. A piece in the Washington Post on inauguration balls covers this morsel:

Though there was no official poem for the occasion, impressionist Rich Little, emceeing the Constitution Ball at the Hilton Washington, did provide a bit of inaugural doggerel.

The gist of it was: "Let's get together, let bitterness pass, I'll hug your elephant, you kiss my ass!" And the crowd went crazy.

Little said he missed and adored the late President Ronald Reagan and "I wish he was here tonight, but as a matter of fact he is," and he proceeded to impersonate Reagan, saying, "You know, somebody asked me, 'Do you think the war on poverty is over?' I said, 'Yes, the poor lost.' " The crowd went wild.

I first saw this at Daily Kos, the site says it comes from David Corn and of course, here is the Washington Post link.

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