Down with Al, Bill O'Reilly swore,
It's Minnesota's due.
If they choose Franken senator,
I'll boycott them, too.
Bill made the claim: I'll give up beer,
If Coleman Franken trounces,
Their twins, and cheese, which I hold dear,
I'll nix, Bill pronounces.
I won't be crass, Al plays an ass,
A comic don't you see
Coleman has stature, Franken's low class
And is Stuart Smiley.
Waxing sarcastic is a game
Where gotcha can get got
When the gambit of linking names
Can bite you in the butt.
Bill played the game of irony
Not bright enough to see,
That when we hear Bill O'Reilly,
We'll see Stuart Smiley.
Franken Wins. Norm Fades. Bill-O Loses.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — When the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Democrat Al Franken winner of the state's long-running Senate race, Republican Norm Coleman conceded the race, giving the Democrats a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.
Back on April 1, Bill-O's talking point in which he actually described Franken as "the despicable smear merchant who I have cleverly referred to for years as Stuart Smiley," was that if Franken were declared the winner, O'Reilly would boycott both the state of Minnesota and all its products.
With that one statement O'Reilly made it impossible to think about O'Reilly without authomaticallly thinking about Franken. Not sure that's the legacy Bill-O wants but here is my take on this April Fool's Day fool:
Everytime we hear the name
Of Bill-O, Bill O'Reilly,
We will forever link his name
To Franken's Stuart Smiley.