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Friday, March 30, 2012

Rick Gives Foreign Policy Address at Jelly Bean Factory

On Thursday, Rick Santorum gave a foreign policy speech at the Jelly Belly Candy Company headquarters in California.  Great choice, Rick - people are sure to take you seriously now.

Rick Santorum gave a major speech
On foreign policy – for him a reach –
He’s picked the place with nostalgic care:
The Jelly Belly Factory, that is where
Ronald Reagan got his jelly beans.
So I would guess at what this means:
Santorum will evoke the ghost of Reagan
But only figuratively – he’s not a pagan –
Perhaps he’ll want us to invade Grenada
Or pay some blackmail, like Iran-Contra.
This silly venue makes it hard, it seems,
To show much gravitas ‘midst jelly beans.

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