Saturday, November 17, 2012

Today's Treat: A Post That's Short & Sweet!!

This blog's resident poet — Calvin Trillin — proves the truth of the adage that "Less is more." With 33 words, Trillin tosses the last shovelful from the 2012 election on the Dumbos/Teabaggers. Sadly, like the living dead, they will crawl out of their holes to afflict us with more stupidity. If this is a (fair & balanced) phantasm, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Republican Soul Searching
By Calvin Trillin

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We’re searching our souls and we’re wondering why
We got beat so badly our rivals are gloating.
It’s obvious now where our campaign went wrong:
We should have prevented more people from voting. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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