Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This Just In From The "If Only" Department — Imagine What The Deadline Poet Could Do With A Freedom Caucus Congressman From Nantucket

The Kabuki Theater aka the U.S. House of Representatives continues its search for a Speaker and the leading candidate of the hour would seem to be The Big Doofus (Paul Ryan of Wisconsin). The Big Doofus has been rescusitated and currently stands atop the heap of Speaker-aspirants. The Big Doofus would be a natural for a part on "The Walking Dead." Somehow the Zombie metaphor captures the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives. Flesh-eating ghouls, one and all. If this is a (fair & balanced) horror story come to life, so be it.

[x The Nation]
The Freedom Caucus
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The GOP’s in disarray.
The Freedom Caucus wants its say.
It’s time, they think, to take a stand
For principles from cuckoo land. 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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