The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Null and Void

The GOP blocked the nomination of Richard Cordray, seen by all sides as eminently qualified, to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, citing defects in the organization and oversight of the agency.  But since the organization of the agency is already written into law, the GOP's action amounts to  nullifying an existing law by a minority in the Senate.  

The GOP rose to the occasion
And blocked Mr. Cordray’s nomination
Though it’s already a law
They don't like it at all
So they decided on nullification.

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