Barack Obama, who has taken more vacations and played more golf in his first two and a half years as president than George W. Bush did in eight, is accusing Congress of not working hard enough. The Bard of Murdock comments:
True leadership can be a grind;
It takes a steady hand.
It keeps one from important things
Like travel, sun and sand.
So I prefer a leadership
That keeps itself confined
To leaving work to other men:
I’m leading from behind.
I’ve spent the first half of the year
In serious pursuits:
In Rio and in Ireland,
Examining my roots.
I’ve sought as well to stay engaged
For weeks and weeks on end,
In lowering my handicap;
I like its latest trend.
And then, of course, there’s raising funds
Which squanders time as well.
One tires of the travel time:
A leader’s life is hell!
The duties of the president
Are harsh and hard indeed,
And leave such little time for one
To manage or to lead.
And as for those Republicans
Who say I’m too reserved:
I gave them ninety minutes once;
That’s more than they deserved.
The Congress should not leave this town
Until a bill is signed,
Which raises taxes and our debt:
That’s leading from behind!