Friday, May 22, 2015

Roll Over, Shirley Ellis — Make Way For The Deadline Poet

The Deadline Poet picks on John Ellis (Jeb) Bush again in today's quatrain. The second son of Poppy and The Enforcer is hobbled by the legacy of his older brother, POTUS 43. The Deadline Poet suggests a name-change as a solution. The late Molly Ivins designated POTUS 43, "The Shrub." The synonyms are many. The best choice migh be "Creeper." If this is (fair & balanced) political horticulture, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Solving Jeb Bush’s Last Name Problem
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The name that got you everything so far
May leave your presidential quest destroyed.
So change it! Just pick any name at all—
Though Cheney is one name you might avoid.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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