Friday, November 08, 2013

The Wacko Bird Ticket To Nowhere

The commentariat struggles to fill air-time and column inches and the result is a Dream Team for 2016: Senator Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (R-KY) and Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (R-TX). Talk about a sign that the Apocalypse is upon us! Sometimes, this blog's poet-in-residence — Calvin Trillin — loves to scarify. Talk about Nightmare on the Potomac, but those two loons are not a (pleasant) Dream Team. If this is a (fair & balanced) phantasmal experience, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Cruz v. Paul, Paul v. Cruz
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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“2 Tea Party Stars’ Rivalry Begins to Simmer”
         —Headline in The New York Times

It’s Cruz v. Paul and Paul v. Cruz.
That’s what The New York Times has heard.
If that’s the case, we now can say
They’ll nominate a wacko bird. 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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