Rudy "The Gingrinch" McRomney, Ron Paul and the Useless TreeSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 15:49
Inspired by ytc's post If Newt Gingrich is really 'very serious' about running for president in 2012. . . and based on Chuang Tzŭ's original The Useless Tree:
Rudy "The Gingrinch" McRomney said to Ron Paul, "We have a big tree growing in the GOP, the kind they call a 'stinktree.' The trunk is so distorted, so full of knots, neither lawyers nor lobbyists can get a straight plank out of it. The branches are too strong, you can’t even cut them!
"There it stands. Nobody in D.C. wants to look at it. Just like you and your 'Revolution.' Big and useless!"
Ron Paul replied, "Have you ever watched a statesman stare down a demagogue? The clown squirms in the glare of the crowd, leaping this way and that, his finger thrust to the wind. Eventually he's trapped by his own big mouth. Or have you seen a politician? Pompous as a thundercloud, he stands in his might. Big? Sure, but he can't catch Osama bin Laden!
"As for that big tree - no use? Then plant it in the wasteland, in the emptiness where lobbyists fear to tread. Walk idly around it, pretend you don’t see it. No axe or bill prepares its end. It can never be cut down.
"Useless? You should worry!"