Just sing along, you know the tune

Time for a little poetic patter conceived with the rhythm of a well-known holiday melody in my head.

Silver bells, silver bells,

It’s pre-session time in Olympia.

Soon they’ll come, all of them

Back to work in the New Year.

Their pet projects, their fave programs,

Say goodbye to them all,

Budget cuts, mean they could be gone quickly.

Few are smiling, some are fighting,

Blame the deficit for that.

Hey, didn’t they know it would be bad.

Silver bells, silver bells,

It looks like change in the White House.

George is out, Barack is in;

And Hillary won’t need new keys.

Sarah Palin, and Tina Fey,

Couldn’t tell them apart;

Remember, which of them could see Russia.

Airbus and Boeing, want the ka-ching,

It’s lobbying time once again.

Next year will surely look quite familiar.

Silver bells, silver bells,

Four more years in the mansion.

Votes are in, Chris did win,

Might we see Dino again?

In ole’ Snohomish, home of Loomis,

Mister Hope finally won;

And it only took him three tries to do it.

Gone is the dream, of UW it seems,

Lost among all the scrapping.

Yet every pol says there’s hope for redemption.

Silver bells, silver bells,

It’s battle royal in the Capitol;

Nativity scene, atheists scream,

Even O’Reilly got mad.

Sonics left us, after losing,

What a big mess that all was;

Ain’t it nice, they still are not winning.

And the Huskies, oh the Huskies,

That was one bad year;

A new coach could bring us much cheer.

Silver bells, silver bells,

They’ve got bailout fever in Congress.

Don’t worry, just hurry,

To grab a bit of the stimulus.

One more time.

Silver bells, silver bells,

It’s holiday time in Olympia.

For fun I go, into the snow,

Soon it will be Monday again.

Political reporter Jerry Cornfield’s blog, “The Petri Dish,” is at www.heraldnet.com. He can be heard at 8:15 a.m. Mondays on the Morning Show on KSER (90.7 FM). Contact him at 360-352-8623 or jcornfield@heraldnet.com.

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