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.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Etch-A-Sketch Candidate
Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s senior campaign advisor, committed a
major gaffe (i.e. he mistakenly told the truth), when he said that, with
respect to the very conservative positions Romney has taken during the GOP primaries,
"I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes…It's
almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all
over again." See also Rachel Maddow's take on this.