Talk about personal brands being scrutinized and put through the wringer, the Washington Post just concluded its annual PostPartisan “Tell-the-Campaign-in-a-Limerick Contest”, and out of 300 entries, the winners are in.
As a professional wordsmith who appreciates clever turns of phrases that tickle, I couldn’t resist sharing 3 of the Honorable Mentions and the Winner. ENJOY!
No greater survivor there can surely be
than John McCain, Vietnam pilot and detainee
but even a veteran of crashes
couldn’t escape from the ashes
of the smoldering wreckage of Bush forty three
When engaged in a contest political
Running mate choice is most critical
Avoid giggles and winks
Pick a partner who thinks,
And possesses some skills analytical
“It’s the economy, stupid” they say,
‘Cept for McCain on that fateful Fall day.
Did it cost him the crown?
Or is Palin the clown,
Who cares – we enjoyed Tina Fey!
And the Winner is: busstopboxer
McCain’s new best friend, Joe the Plumber
Is having his Indian Summer
He soon hopes to be
On a country CD
And probably driving a Hummer