Strange Love Affair
America adored Reagan cuz
he brought Hollywood to the White House.
They loved the Old Gipper cuz
he knew the answers before any questions arose
& his anecdotes seemed larger than life.
Most of all, they adored the Great Geezer
cuz he carried Death Valley Excitement
ta lots ah living rooms – offering Big-Sky Dramas
ta people with wallet-size minds.
Only Mickey Mouse could have done better!
The only problem is
when style matters more than substance
& too many contradictions are smoothed
by smiles, the world becomes a B-rate movie.
Aren't most folks tired of cowboy rhetoric?
Hey folks, dun't we deserve better lines?