Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sarah Palin: maverick poet (kind of)

I suppose it was only a matter of time before Hart Seely took the incredible things that come out of Sarah Palin's mouth and turned that prose into verse, much like he did for Donald Rumsfeld five years ago. So enjoy "The Poetry of Sarah Palin," perfectly timed with the VP debate.

Here's my favorite:
On Good and Evil

It is obvious to me
Who the good guys are in this one
And who the bad guys are.
The bad guys are the ones
Who say Israel is a stinking corpse,
And should be wiped off
The face of the earth.

That's not a good guy.

(Sarah Palin to K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

And here's a Rumsfeld one for old time's sake:

The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

(Donald Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing)

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