Why are our soldiers overworked? Because suggestions went unheeded Ben Stein!
Does "Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?" Believe A Word Of This?
by Tony Peyser
Ben Stein of "Ferris Bueller" fame
That conservative funnyman
Claims the Oscars snubbed our troops
In Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stein rather bitterly maintains
That proper respect wasn't there
Due to any lack of silence
Or a fitting moment of prayer.
Stein also argues the real stars
Aren't on his Beverly Hills street
But overworked in body armor
Sweltering in Middle East heat.
Stein's man in The Oval Office
That well-known faux cowboy charmer
Never made sure that our soldiers
Were given that body armor.
Why are our soldiers overworked?
Because suggestions went unheeded
From generals who claimed we didn't
Send enough troops that were needed.
Our armed forces, Stein declares,
"Hollywood spits in the face of them"
But when they're killed, his party
Won't ever show a trace of them.
Stein's brash pontificating here
Rather badly overreaches
Leave that to Oscar winners in
Their shallow acceptance speeches.