Political Poets - Ronny Raygun - Rumsfeld .....?

Thought you all might like this :smiley:

Via Slate.com
the full story here!

The Unknown
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.

i saw that last week; i should have posted it here too…

and just think, these are the choice words from the mind of a (married?) man who has way too much influence these days…god, how did we get to this point?

Pass the bong Rumsfeld! :wink:

I have changed the title of this thread in a feable attempt to generate interest! What a sorry sad ass I am :blush:

My favorite political poet was ronnie raygun.

“I didn’t say I said it, I just said I didn’t say I said I said it.”


Ok - I should change the title of this thread to “Political Poets” and open this thing right up

Don’t forget the ever eloquent George W. Bush:


I think the American people,
I hope the American,
I don’t think,
let me,
I hope the American people trust me.

Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2002


There’s only one person
who hugs the mothers and the widows,
the wives and the kids
upon the death of their loved one.
Others hug but having committed the troops,
I’ve got an additional responsibility
to hug
and that’s me
and I know what it’s like.

Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2002


People say,
how can I help on this war against terror?
How can I fight evil?
You can do so by mentoring a child;
by going into a shut-in’s house
and say I love you.

Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

Here’s a nice little poem. :smiley: Who do you think wrote it?

七绝 为女民兵题照 1961.02
Militia Women
Inscription on a Photograph

How bright and brave they look, shouldering five-foot rifles
On the parade ground lit up by the first gleams of day.
China’s daughters have high-aspiring minds,
They love their battle array, not silks and satins.