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The Speech in Brief

Real tough year.  Hope’s not dead.
Must unite and move ahead!
Crisis loomed, big recession.
Had to act, avoid depression.
Things improved, not enough.
Middle class still has it rough.
Jobs bill needed right away.
On my desk without delay!
We cut taxes!  (Awkward pause)
Thought that line would get applause!
Health reform not much fun.
Dudes, we gotta get it done!
Deficit (not my fault)
Need to bring it to a halt.
Security?  We got in gear!
Troops are coming home this year!
Cynicism still runs strong.
Can’t we all just get along?
I don’t quit!  Nor should you!
Come on, gang, let’s start anew!




  1. Paula Munro wrote:

    Read this if you didn’t watch the speech! He’s got it.

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  2. Alarie Tennille wrote:

    Wish we heard you on PBS giving the speech summations. Thanks, Scott.

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 6:00 am | Permalink
  3. Laura Deal wrote:

    Yes, I agree with Alarie. They need you on PBS.

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  4. Patty Moore wrote:

    Brilliant! The speech in a nutshell. Reminded me of Shrink Lits – great literature compressed into tight, witty verse.

    Friday, January 29, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  5. Scott wrote:

    Thanks, Patty! I know Shrink Lits. A friend tipped me off about them a couple of years ago. Really fun!

    Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  6. Elinor Hartsell wrote:

    Fun! Sharp, witty, on point! Thanks, Scott!

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

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