Top Torywise, Reagan did match 'er,
Then Bush kept on trying to catch 'er;
But the minister's time
& Became no longer prime
And the Party was over for Thatcher.
Remember that president feller
We knew as the great storyteller?
When his own tale was told,
* More than half went unsold
Back to Simon & Schuster's best cellar.
We still snort cocaine by the ton
But for Bennett the drug war is won;
His next career move
! In the GOP groove
Could be an Atwater rerun.
The president, aiming to scare
Saddam from the sand, sea and air,
Worries Congress a lot
+ Lest he fire the first shot
In a war they're not there to declare.
justice could hardly be fairer
To Manny, erstwhile Latin terror;
First his country is zapped,
.' Then his jail phone is tapped,
Now his trial looks more like an error.
One wonders which we should dread more:
Onrushing bankruptcy or war;
Of course, we'd be loath
# To suffer from both
But it's hard to predict either/or.