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A Poem for the Swiftees
e-mail ^ | 11-9-04 | Russ Vaughn

Posted on 11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST by randog

Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow,
Till the Swiftees fired across his bow;
And legions of irate attorneys,
Could not defend Cambodian journeys,
Nor stories of his fabled hat,
So voters sensed they smelled a rat.
And while the networks denied them prime,
The Swiftees surely got their time.

While John screamed it was all a smear,
O’Brien came across sincere,
And forced Big John to duck the press,
To run, to hide from his specious mess.
But relentless those old Swiftee guys,
They bit, hung on, exposed his lies.
These brave old warriors once again
Stood for their country, for their kin.

They made us all look one more time
At the traitor who’d charged them with crime,
And gave false witness to their deeds,
For nothing more than political needs.
It’s a smear proclaimed the New York Times,
Those liars all committed crimes.
Chris Matthews raged, foamed at the mouth,
Still the turncoat’s campaign headed south.

So the Swiftboat Veterans’ charges stuck,
And made poor John a sitting duck.
He had no answers, no glib replies,
To cover up his treasonous lies;
That made us think, our minds aware,
The Swiftees had some truth in there;
What if he’d faked his combat valor,
Were all those medals tinged with pallor?

Dan Rather would not pay them heed,
But still the Swiftees made John bleed.
The mainstream pundits called them liars;
But no lefty slant could staunch these fires.
The blazes that these Swiftees set,
Were burning John Boy’s ass you bet;
And those Swiftboat fires just burned away,
Till they fried John’s ass on election day.

Now all you heroes on that Wall,
Take solace seeing Kerry fall.
This scheming pol who stained your name,
Has been denied his claim to fame.
The Swiftees stood and did their best,
Denied the traitor his life’s quest.
You can rest in peace our honored kin,
Your honor restored by honorable men.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division Vietnam 65-66

TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: kerry; sbv; swiftees; vets; vietnam
I just got this in my e-mail. The title is mine (the e-mail had none) and I can't vouche for the author.
1 posted on 11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST by randog
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To: randog

sniff sniff I think I am going to cry


2 posted on 11/09/2004 11:51:23 AM PST by hapy
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To: randog

Absolutely perfect. If only we could force Kerry to read it.....out loud to America!!

3 posted on 11/09/2004 12:40:01 PM PST by HardStarboard (Surrounded by Kerry/Edwards Signs in Washington State)
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To: randog

Great poem! John Kerry is an arrogant, selfish, and self-centered opportunist. The Swifties spoke for all of us, but just imagine their sense of accomplishment after this one last important and successful mission. Well done!

4 posted on 11/09/2004 12:48:51 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: randog

Great poem. God bless the Swifties. Correction though, it's O'Neill, not O'Brien.

5 posted on 11/09/2004 1:02:15 PM PST by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: randog

The author is a Vietnam vet, lives in Texas, writes great poetry and essays.

6 posted on 11/09/2004 1:04:10 PM PST by Dudoight
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