Friday, December 12, 2008

Calvin Trillin and Rod Blagojevich

Calvin Trillin, who just published his latest volume of political verse, Deciding the Next Decider, is revealed to be not entirely impartial on the jacket flap:
His political beliefs are so colored by rhyme and meter that he once criticized Hillary Clinton for being “insufficiently iambic” and publicly advised against a presidential run by the governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich.
Of course, most of us did not know that Blagojevich was even considering higher office until recently.
Despite the obvious challenges presented by his name,
Trillin did manage a few lines on the scandal in the Nation:
It seemed to Rod Blagojevich
A powerful appointment which
Was his to make should make him rich.
His plan turned out to have a glitch.
Perhaps the Feds had flipped a snitch.
So much for Rod Blagojevich.

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