R. I. P. GOVERNOR PAUL LE PAGE OF MAINE
The minority executive who said the N.A.A.C.P. can
“kiss my butt!“ on Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Here lies “Kiss My Butt” Le Page —
The Right Wing thinks he’s all the rage,
But should he analyze a poll
It’s certain he would lose the whole.
I read about LePage on Huffington:
Extraordinary! I thought earlier you were satirizing (or at least exaggerating) the situation, but it's true?! Of course, it's certain that he would "lose the whole," as you say --- everyone is forgetting he got only 38% of the vote. (Here in Vermont 50% plus one vote is necessary to be the winner.)
Thanks for all your work to further Poetry---it is invaluable.
I think you may be missing the puns in the epitaph — they all depend on how you pronounce "analyzing." I'm not exaggerating the situation, but I sure hope I'm satirizing it.
Dear Uncle Wesi,
You're a lucky man! For satirists "Half an oaf is better than none," and here you have a whole one!
Well, as someone said, we do have a "representative" democracy that reflects the people.
I still blame it on the Maine Democrats who elected Libby as their candidate, and the Democrats
who were bamboozled by Eliot Cutler.