June 18, 2013

The Lifer by The Bard of Murdock


The Lifer
Article link: Rep. John Dingell sets new record for congressional service

While others pause to praise the man
Who’s given sixty years,
We might recall what he has wrought
Before we join the cheers.

An advocate for government,
With bureaucratic heart,
In every regulation passed
Our John has played a part.

The EPA, the FDA,
And now Obamacare!
For every bit of overreach
Our Dingell has been there.

And how he prospers through the years
While moving up in rank;
The latest calculations show
Five million in the bank.

For us, the hand of government.
For him, a fortune gained.
Forgive me if my accolades
Might seem a bit restrained.

While Johnny pauses to reflect
And hear his life acclaimed,
For what he’s done with sixty years
He ought to be ashamed.

The Bard Of Murdock: The Lifer

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 18, 2013 6:56 PM
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Posted by: Estoy Listo at June 18, 2013 7:40 PM

Sixty years in the House of Representatives? That's six times as long as he should ever have been allowed. He, or anyone else.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at June 18, 2013 11:20 PM

This is why we read Van der Leun's blog.

Posted by: Reader at June 19, 2013 4:07 PM

Wow, what a special event! Lucky you that you got to go and see those special guests!

Posted by: BURKE at June 19, 2013 9:14 PM

Dingell is a monument to voter apathy.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at June 21, 2013 9:16 AM

He survived the stroke? Wasn't that about 35 years ago?

Posted by: Doug at June 21, 2013 3:02 PM