Friday, June 05, 2015

The Donkey Clown Car Just Gained Another Passenger

The Deadline Poet provides an update whenever either Clown Car on the right or left roadside gains a new passenger. This week the ode revolves around MartyO of the Old Line State who has declared for the brass ring sweepstakes. This is the electoral version of Chinese water torture: drip, drip, drip. If this is (fair & balanced) grist for The Making Of The President 2016, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Martin O’Malley Announces
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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So Martin O’Malley will no longer dally.
He says he will sally right into that valley
Where Hillary Clinton assuredly strides.
Emboldened, O’Malley believes he can rally
Enough troops to tally a winning finale
And vanquish Ms. Clinton—and Bernie besides. 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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