In today's octave, this blog's favorite poet says farewell to the dumbest TRW (True Republican Woman) among the Dumbos and Teabaggers who afflict the Republic. Calvin Trillin runs through the roster of the Dumbo presidential candidates in '08 and proclaims Bachmann Moron Overdrive as Queen O'The Hill in all of the Dumbo "debates." Her departure from the U.S. House of Representatives will raise the collective IQ of that body and her return to the Land O'Lakes will lower the state IQ in Minnesota. If this is a (fair & balanced) zero-sum game, so be it.
[x The Nation]
Adieu, Michele Bachmann
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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Gigantic tears into our eyes now well
As we prepare to say farewell, Michele.
We pliers of the small-joke trade are grieving.
We so regret to hear that you are leaving.
Oh, sure, we often managed to make merry
With gaffes by Sarah Palin or by Perry.
And Cain was grand; with Trump we had a ball.
But you, Michele, were wackiest of all. 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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