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Free Staters in Xmas Poem
« on: December 21, 2003, 11:06:44 pm »

Kevin Smith, NH Gov. Benson's administrative liaison read his version of The Night Before Christmas at a recent meeting of Executive Council members in Concord.

As reported in the Manchester Union Leader's Capitol Dome column on 12/21, the poem is near the end of the column, the Free Staters are mentioned in the eighth stanza of the poem, which is full of local political comment. I couldn't pull the poem out and paste it in, but perhaps someone else with better computer skills can. Smith declares that Keene will be the home of 20,000 Free Staters which will defeat the liberals.


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Re:Free Staters in Xmas Poem
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2003, 11:21:02 pm »

“A dream in District 1, to go east to west one day,
So, councilor, I give to you,
The Ray Burton North Country Interstate Highway.

For the councilor in District 2, an avid fly fisherman no doubt,
I have renamed the state fish in honor of you;
Now all will fish for the Peter Spaulding Trout.

The Isle of Shoals is a New Hampshire gem, that certainly is the truth,
What better way to honor their pristine, than to rename them the Isle of Ruth.

The councilor in District 4, about time you get your own box,
When the new stadium by the river is built (not for that other team),
But for the new home of the Red Sox.

The conservative councilor from District 5, an area with not many liberal haters,
I’ve guaranteed your reelection for years to come,
By declaring Keene the new home of the 20,000 Free Staters.

Finally, Gov. Benson, the elves know I’m your number one fan,
Your legacy shall live in New Hampshire lore;
They’ve carved out your profile to replace the Old Man.”

And one section of Smith’s handiwork included this couplet:

“When suddenly beneath the Gold Dome, I heard a shout of ‘Ho Ho Ho!’
‘Under the State House Dome?’ said Craig, ‘That sounds like Garry Rayno!’”


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Re:Free Staters in Xmas Poem
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2003, 11:20:51 am »

RFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Gee, I would have never guessed.......  :o  ;D

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