Sunday, May 03, 2015

Aaannnddd, They're Off — Really Off

This blog's poet-in-residence — The Deadline Poet — trains his beady eye on The Jebster as the self-proclaimed front-runner in the Dumbo sweepstakes. Actually, The Jebster is so far behind, he thinks he's in first place. If this is a (fair & balanced) tale told by idiots — signifying nothing, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Bush As Bigfoot
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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“Bush’s considerable assets so far have done little to reshape
the early polls or keep others out of the race. If anything,
it’s the opposite.”            —The Washington Post

When Jeb’s bid was starting to kindle,
The field was predicted to dwindle.
Now most pols agree:
How tough can he be?
He can’t even scare Bobby Jindal. 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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