The Deadline Poet salutes the jackleg opthamologist of Bowling Green, KY (Senator Randal Paul) for finishing first in the meaningless CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) straw poll of possible Dumbo presidential candidates. This early predictor is meaningless because the Senator Cover-The-Other-Eye also won this straw poll in 2014. If this is (fair & balanced) political haruspication, so be it.
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By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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Paul is first, Walker second in CPAC straw vote.
Oh, mirror, mirror on the wall,
Just who’s the rightmost of them all?
Yes, CPAC’s survey picked Rand Paul,
But Walker managed to enthrall
A host of cuckoos in that hall.
Can either of them, come next fall,
Retain Big Mo and thus forestall
The latest Bush to be on call?
For he brings with him to this brawl
A signed-up big-bucks cash cabal. 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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