Oz comes to Never-Never land

Amanda Lee Donoho at The Wide Awake Cafe reacts to John Kerry’s statement that the Israeli-Lebanon (actually Israeli-Hezbollah/Syria/Iran) conflict would never have occurred if ““I were president.”. Her post, If Kerry Were King of the Forest features a photo of Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion and speculates on what else surely wouldn’t have happened if Kerry were president. Check it out.

Unlike the Cowardly Lion, however, you’d have to say Kerry has some nerve.

Life is sad, believe me Missy,
When you’re born to be a sissy
Without the vim and verve.

But I could change my habits,
Nevermore be scared of rabbits
If I only had the nerve.

I’m afraid there’s no denyin’
I’m just a dandylion
A fate I don’t deserve.

But I could show my prowess,
Be a lion not a mowess
If I only had the nerve.

Oh, I’d be in my stride, a king down to the core
Oh, I’d roar the way I never roared before
And then I’d rrrwoof
And roar some more.

I would show the dinosaurus
Who’s king around the fores’
A king they’d better serve.

Why with my regal beezer,
I could be another Caesar
If I only had the nerve.

Still, what it reminds me of is another famous song from “The Wizard of Oz”, sung to the same tune:

“If I Only Had a Brain.”

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