“Frankly, Governor, GIVE A DAMN … (He loosely quotes Clark Gable); Dispense with all the flim ‘n’ flam … TAKE FARE HIKE OFF THE TABLE!” –Frances Pulle
Report by Paula Antolini
September 18, 2016 12:40PM EDT
OPINION / LETTER TO THE EDITOR
‘A Yankee Doodle Testimony’: Letter to the Editor by Frances Pulle
(TO THE TUNE OF YANKEE DOODLE: State Song of Connecticut)
Yankee Doodle rides to town
astride an aging pony …
He writes: “I used to take the choo choo
train, Sen-a-tor TONI.”
“USED TO.” Notice the past tense
’cause he’s no longer able
to pay the fares that he compares
to doo doo in a stable. ?
He continues: “Bess and me plow forth
on trails steep, so so stoney …
WE’RE BEING MILKED BY METRO NORTH!!! ?
Don’t call my beef ‘baloney’!! ?
Frankly, Governor, GIVE A DAMN…
(He loosely quotes Clark Gable) ?
Dispense with all the flim ‘n’ flam …
TAKE FARE HIKE OFF THE TABLE!
Just heard about the new bar cars …
NEARLY POPPED MY $@&%#* CORK!
How can I afford a Manhattan … huh? ?
If I can’t make it to New York? ?
Should Bessie kick the bucket I
will purchase a zamboni …?
Yours truly, the Yankee Doodle.”
(So ends his testimony)