To rule the world’s a feat that is quite easy.
It only takes a couple of small steps.
First, you must be garnished with great money,
and second, you must spend it how it's best.
Gold and silver spent on you is futile.
Handouts surely worsen your advantage.
If you want the crown with no denial,
feed the ones that bite you. Micromanage!
Those gift horses will serve as transportation
to win you through the race, if you have hay;
a leader need not bring light to his reason
for his will stay in shadow, if he pay.
Which leads us to a third, unspoken rule
that if the public knew, they would revolt:
buy your clydesdales with the wit of mules.
The foolish are the most disposable.