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.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Romney Takin' Akin to the Woodshed

Mitt Romney today, for the first time, spoke out against rampant stupidity and revolting language within his own party. It took someone especially stupid and revolting, namely Todd Akin, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, to get him to do it.  In an interview with National Review, he said "Congressman Akin's comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable and, frankly, wrong. Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive."

Mitt Romney’s come out of his shell
He really gave Todd Akin hell
His words were quite strong
He said Todd was “wrong”
And “offensive”, “insulting” as well.

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