The Dumbo 2016 Clown Show just grows and grows. The sole Dumbo woman in the race is Cara Sneed (Carly) Fiorina.a so-called high-tech whiz with a checkered career at both Lucent Technology and Hewlett-Packard. Of course, an inflated claim to business success poses no problem for the Dumbo faithful. If this is a (fair & balanced) festival of mediocrity, so be it.
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Fiorina Talks. Iowa Swoons. Will It Last?
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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—Front-page head, The New York Times
The folks went wild for Fiorina.
In Iowa, they’d never seen a
More perfect GOP Athena—
Not Palin, in that same arena,
Nor Eva, down in Argentina.
Though called by Jesus Christ’s subpoena,
She’s snarky as a trapped hyena.
Her rivals, though, think folks should know
How she got bounced as CEO. 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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