Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

With apologies to two superb wordsmiths, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare, I couldn't resist giving Palin a little advice from an English major via a Porter tune.  A bastardization, but not 'refudiation,' of a great song from Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, well, that's my best shot today.  Enjoy Porter's real McCoy (and not real McCain) in the YouTube offering of today.

Dear Sarah
Re:  How to brush up your Shakespeare

Some voters today in society go for thinly veiled bigotry
So to win their hearts one must quote with ease
Bush and Cheney, if you please
One must know Dobson, and believe me, ya' know
Bill Kristol and, of course, dear Karl Rove
Cuz unless you read papers and know who's the Pope,
Lamestream newsfolk will judge you a dope.

But to really grab 'em all
And to really start 'em ravin'
Quote the poet people call
The Bard of Stratford on Avon...

(Refrain) Brush up your Shakespeare
Start quoting him now
Brush up your Shakespeare
And your voters, you will wow.

When the birthers need proddin', you betcha
Wave the flag and it's guaranteed "getcha"
If they ever start doubting your sanity
Brush them off with some Juliet on Hannity

If a move to the White House is all right
You can rest every 'leventh or Twelfth Night
Brush up your Shakespeare
And they'll all kow-tow


Just recite an occasional sonnet
Puts a bee in that Couric chick's bonnet
When your ghost-written tweets they are reading
Some MacBeth lines you should be a feeding

If your book sales are starting to flounder
Quote some Hamlet, then link to the Founders;
Brush up your Shakespeare
And they'll all kow-tow


If you can't hit with "Drill, baby, drill 'em,"
Try Lear's Fool and you're going to kill 'em.
When defensive 'bout errors, be so bold
To declare revenge dish is best served cold.

When the world is your stage, better make hay,
Cuz to signify nothing's now OK.
Brush up your Shakespeare
And they'll all kow-tow.

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious! This could be a sideline for you...parody writing! :) I can just see Sarah humming along!