Dr. Seuss made headlines last fall when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) read from Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor. At the Conservative Political Action Conference today, Sarah Palin drew a standing ovation for her rewrite of the children’s classic.
Palin isn’t the first conservative to use Seuss to make a clever statement. More than a year ago, The Foundry’s Amy Payne wrote, “Obama and the Seuss-quester.”
The Weekly Standard transcribed Palin’s poem:
I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his health care scam. I do not like — oh, just you wait — I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their crony deals. I do not like this spying, man, I do not like, ‘Oh, Yes we can.’ I do not like this spending spree, we’re smart, we know there’s nothing free. I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope, and we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope.