(Reuters) - Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power.
When you are voting to choose your next strongman
Pay close attention, you don’t want the wrong man
Experience counts more than glamor or flash
So vote for the guy with the little mustache.
He’ll create jobs by the dozens and dozens
Just like he did for his nephews and cousins
There’s nothing to “hope” for, it’s all pre-arranged
And when he wins you’ll find nothing has “changed.”
So vote for a leader of unquestioned vision
And if you need help with this crucial decision
Your friends in the Army can be of assistance
They already know who supports the resistance.
Democracy’s messy, and often cutthroat
Victory goes to who gets out the vote
The voice on the robo-call whispers a warning.
The knock on the door comes at three in the morning.
The trip to the polls is a long one-way ride
Depending, of course, on what you decide.