Politicians, even more than most of us, seek approval. For Donald Trump this need is apparently an obsession, as was illustrated by the absurd flattery heaped on him by almost all his appointees at a recent Cabinet meeting.   

On meeting with his Cabinet Trump’s style was surely novel
All around the table they competed in a grovel.
Priebus was impressive, he was touching, he was tender:
“We thank you for the blessing”  to work on your agenda.

 “My hat is off to you”, declared his former foe, Rick Perry.
While others called him marvelous and quite extraordinary.
32 times he was “great”, 15 times it was an “honor”
They must have set a record for a fawning marathoner.

 You may recall George Washington was there at the creation.
He said we’ll have no monarchy, we’re not that kind of nation.
But Trump expects his Cabinet to show that they are loyal
By genuflecting in a way that proves that he is royal.

Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Archive on Saturday, March 14, 2020)



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