Jewish World Review Dec. 15, 2000 / 18 Kislev, 5761
A holiday carol for the Fat Lady
THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT has rendered its decision and it appears that 35 days
after the election we have a president-elect. Al Gore, learning from his boss that one never,
ever admits defeat even (or possibly especially) when it is obvious that you have lost, had
finally run out of legal loopholes. He had no other choice but to make a concession speech
which undoubtedly was the best speech of his political life. But you never know with these
people. Even with all the conciliatory words uttered, I detected underlining negative cues
which leave the door open to future confrontation. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that
good ol' Al still has a couple of tricks up his earth-toned sleeve.
At the very least, look for sore loser liberals to do whatever they can to throw cold
water on Bush festivities including the Presidential Inauguration. Jesse Jackson has already
promised to lead demonstrations and marches across the country between January 15th through the
20th. That's right, if you can't win in the courts, take it to the streets.
To quote Jackson verbatim, "We will take to the streets right now, we will delegitimize Bush, discredit
him, do whatever it takes, but never accept him."
I wonder if the Reverend is tone deaf or something, because I do believe that the fat
lady has sung, as they say. And as a matter of fact, I happen to have the song she sung right
It's a lovely little holiday carol called "The Concession Song."
Sung to the tune of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"
Al Gore whining like a losing liar,
Jesse screemin' in the street.
Bags of chads being thrown in the fire,
And liberals not coping with defeat.
Isn't victory sweet?
A turkey like Joe Lieberman,
writes his third concession speech.
The Left will need a new leader when,
Big Al and Joe are out of reach.
They know that George is on his way,
He's bringing Cheney, Powell and Laura on his sleigh.
And every Democrat is going to cry,
To see Republicans in the White House by and by.
And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To liberals across the USA.
Although it's been said many times, many ways,
It's all o-ver,
It's really o-ver - o-kay?
Do you hear what I hear Rev? Listen to her Al. You can hear her, can't you Joe? Do
you hear the fat lady Bill? No, Bill -- keep your hands off her, just listen to her sing. Now
get out of here you knuckleheads and go quietly into that good night.
America wants to celebrate the holidays
JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a
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© 2000, Greg Crosby