The first ever White House Poetry Slam will be hosted by the Obama's tonight. The featured performers include James Earl Jones, who happens to possess one of my very favorite voices.
"Luke, I am your father!"
"Simba! You deliberately disobeyed me!"
"People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door, innocent as children, longing for the past." - Field of Dreams
Sneak Preview of James Earl Jones' poetry slam
According to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, it is generally felt that Joe Biden has the most to gain from the Alphabet poem.
Oh, and some professional slam poet named Mayda Del Valle will be there, as well as jazz pianist ELEW. It is not known if Wanda Sykes will make a repeat performance of "Roses are red, Limbaugh's kidneys are blue". There could be surprise performances by Reverend Wright, with his ever popular "G-- D--- America" slam; and possibly Iran's own Mahmood Akmadeenadude, performing "Armageddon Thru To Jew?"
Maya Angelou is always good for a mish-mash of random words that are fawned over like they hold some cryptic deeper meaning. Sort of like Obama "hisself".
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