This week readers sent up the generally well-reviewed Democratic convention in five line ditties. Here are some of the best submissions:
When Clinton stepped up to the podium
We knew there'd be more than a modicum
Of brilliance and schmaltz
On Republican faults —
And the Mitt camp would need some Imodium.
In an effort to boost Mitt’s appeal,
Just what does he choose to reveal:
He likes muffin tops best
And he tosses the rest.
“Vote for Mitt — He wastes food.” What a spiel!
Bayside, Queens, NY
The wealthy gathered in droves,
While to them a hurricane hove.
The public gave not a care,
‘Til an old man and a chair,
Made them long for the days of Karl Rove.
For Obama to win in the fall,
His speechwriter can't drop the ball.
Replace Change and Hope,
With a promise that dope,
Becomes legal and open to all.
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for next week's contest is 5 p.m. ET Sunday. Please include you name and hometown. Good luck!