Friday, February 08, 2013

Yo! Dumbos! If You're Gonna Weed Out The Wackos, Better Use Roundup®!!

Today, this blog's poet-in-residence, Calvin Trillin, ponders the Dumbo Dilemma of 2013. How to weed out the wackos is the problem o'the day. If this is a (fair & balanced) Sisyphean task, so be it.

[x The Nation]
The Task Ahead
By Calvin Trillin

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“The biggest donors in the Republican Party
are financing a new group to recruit seasoned
candidates and protect Senate incumbents from
challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party
enthusiasts.”       —The New York Times

They mean to weed the wackos out,
To stanch electoral bleeding.
From what we’ve seen, it’s going to take
Some mighty powerful weeding. 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.]

Copyright © 2013 The Nation

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