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Sometimes I write humorous verse


In light of the announcement that Sarah Palin is starting her own “internet channel,” I thought I’d trot out an oldie but goodie from ’08. In certain, tragic ways, it’s still relevant…


The Belle of the Brawl

Most running for Prez will want in their veep
A figure who’s clearly prepared for that leap
To the Oval, in case his commander-in-chief goes to sleep
And never wakes up. It’s a heap
Of a load, yet Mac tapped Palin: Americans weep.

Sure she has plusses, no Little Bo Peep,
But Wasilla’s accessible only by Jeep;
It ain’t no metropolis where crime’s on the creep,
So a person might wonder, Why Palin for veep?
I reckon McCain hoped to wrangle some “sheep.”

In any event, the tactic was cheap,
Resulting in Mac going down in a sweep,
And possibly hurting his party down deep
On the ballot. The losses were steep.
As for Palin? I hear she’ll be played in the film by Streep.

12 comments on “Sometimes I write humorous verse

  1. John W. Howell
    July 29, 2014

    Good one.

  2. ericjbaker
    July 29, 2014

    She looks like she’s playing ‘I’m crushing your head” with no hands.

  3. 1WriteWay
    July 29, 2014

    I didn’t know Palin could be so inspiring 😉
    Just recently saw an “old” clip of Tina Fey playing Palin and Amy Poehler playing Clinton on SNL … still very very timely 😉

    • Kevin Brennan
      July 29, 2014

      Scary stuff, really. When comic renditions are more realistic than the actual pols, we’re in trouble!

      • 1WriteWay
        July 30, 2014

        Well, there was Reagan … I mean, an actor in the White House. We’ve been in trouble for a long time 😉

      • Kevin Brennan
        July 30, 2014

        Thanks a lot. I had just about forgotten about him!

      • 1WriteWay
        July 30, 2014

        Leave it to me to dredge up old sad political memories 😉

      • Kevin Brennan
        July 30, 2014

        What next? J. Edgar Hoover?!

      • 1WriteWay
        July 30, 2014

        Yup, and in fancy dress 🙂

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