Some people do what they do for the money.
Some do it for the fame.
But some just do it for the love, like these people.
Gov. Jay Inslee to state Republicans:
I know you’re slow to give your love
To warm me with your bounty
In case you missed it though, I’m gov, cuz
McKenna lost King County.
Teachers union to Democrats:
The corporations want our kids
You must resist their new attack
We hear they’re bringing more “reforms”
In big school buses, painted black.
Legislature to corporations:
Hey Balmer, have you seen this bridge?
We’ll sell it to you for some dough
U of Boeing? Starbucks Ridge?
Who can guess how low we’ll go.
State Supreme Court to Legislature:
It’s not that we don’t love you
It’s just that we are leery
You speak sweet nothings in our ear
But still don’t fund McCleary.
Legislature to state Supreme Court:
We read with care your lengthy note
About the schools we’re proud of
But have you never heard the phrase
That money can’t buy love?
I-502 sponsors to state liquor board:
Roses are red
Lilies are long
You want more taxes?
Please pass the bong.
Seattle Mariners to fans:
Defensively we’re just so-so
Again we’ll struggle for each run
The bullpen? You don’t want to know
But hey, our scoreboard’s No. 1!
Seattle NBA fans to Sacramento:
It saddens us to hear you rant
Our town repeatedly you’ve slurred
We only want what’s rightly ours
And “steal” is such an ugly word.
Senate GOP to Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon:
We’ll try to count the ways we love
The way you make us feel alive
Without you we’re just twenty-three
But with you we are twenty-five.
Senate Democrats to Tom and Sheldon:
Although we never loved you
We liked you plenty fine
But since you dumped us you’ve become
Gov. Inslee to taxpayers:
I know how much you hate the tax
So now that I’m the boss
We’ll fund the schools and add new jobs
With nothing more than secret sauce.
President Obama to House Speaker Boehner:
We’ve had some rough times, that’s for sure
We’ve had some bruising riffs
But think of all the love we’ve shared
Locked arm-in-arm at fiscal cliffs.
House Speaker Boehner to President Obama:
Please don’t think our love is dead
Cuz while you spoke I didn’t rise
It’s politics, I hope you know
At least I didn’t roll my eyes.
Peter Callaghan can be reached at email@example.com