October 2, 2004
This has been making the rounds. It’s obviously intended to be humorous, and it is. Unfortunately, it is not frivolous.
Bush is my shepherd, I shall be in want.
He maketh me to lie down on park benches.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my doubts in the Republican Party.
He leadeth me in the paths of unemployment for his cronies’ sake.
Yea, though no weapons of mass destruction have been found, he maketh me
continue to fear evil.
His tax cuts for the rich and his deficit spending discomfort me.
He anointeth me with never-ending debt.
Verily my days of savings and assets are kaput.
Surely poverty and hard living shall follow me all the days of his
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord …. “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord …. “I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:1-4)