Gore fight highlights
(a Shakespearean sonnet)

BULL CONNOR was elected sev'ral times
	   as honorary member of his foes:
'Cause dogs and water hoses -- all Bull's crimes --
	became a hundred tiny TV shows.

In these small dramas, villainy stood out.
And civil rights protestors wore white hats.
Therefore, Bull Connor, though he's no Boy Scout,
was honored by The Movement democrats.

Small 'd' in that case, but let's make it big.
Elect Bush (and the press) our 'Donkey King' --
   an honorary Dem; and we won't rig
the voting booths, let the fat ladies sing.

Once, democratic marches made dogs bark.
And Al Gore's fight 
    lights where we've missed the mark.