Friday, October 31, 2014

¿O Hermano, Donde Estás?

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, the second son of POTUS 41 and Babs "The Enforcer" Bush, was the first two-term Dumbo governor of Florida and — now out of office — is among the cast of thousands of Dumbos who aspire to grab the brass ring in 2016 and become POTUS 45. This nation has weathered both a son and a grandson of a former POTUS in the White House, but a brother act would be a first. Bushy folklore proclaimed that The Jebster was the golden son, not The Dubster, but the Landslide of 2000 saw the ascent of The Dubster as POTUS 43. But wait, there're more Bushes lurking in the trenches. The Jebster and his wife Columba have produced another aspirant: George Prescott Bush ("George P.") is the eldest of three offspring saying Papá y Mami when addressing The Jebster and Columba. The Spanish-speaking Bushes will really find a lot of support among the Xenophobic Dumbos. If this is a (fair & balanced) bowl of hot, steamin' Olla de Fusión, so be it.

[x The Nation]
The Third Time's A Charm
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’
—Headline, The New York Times

Should we have that family back?
They tend toward invading Iraq.
And let’s say Jeb triumphs. By then,
It might need invading again. 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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