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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rick's Mouth Trouble

Rick Santorum has found himself needing to explain his remarks about Obama's "phony theology", his use of a Hitler analogy to encourage activism against Obama's policies, his opposition to prenatal screening, his remarks on the roles of state and federal governments in education, and much more. 

Rick’s mouth has made many mistakes this last week
He seems to be always explaining
What he said wasn’t really what some people think
And then he starts with complaining
That the media aren’t treating him fairly at all
He says that they’re being demeaning.
But when you’re in front, Rick, and shoot from the hip
Your mouth must be sure of its meaning. 

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