Salon limerick contest

With the election over, Salon's poetical readers find new targets


Alex Halperin
December 5, 2012 5:18PM (UTC)

Salon readers show mercy for General Petraeus, but none for Sen. John McCain, R. Ariz., in this week's limerick contest:

 

"An outrage is what we have here,"

Said McCain, leading Fox News  to cheer.

The Benghazi 'collusion'?

Was merely delusion,

Designed as a Susan Rice smear.

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Mike Moulton
Gainesville, Fla.

 

Obama’s new hashtag is meant,

2 help middle class taxpayers vent,

Via tweets 2 demand,

That their tax hike is banned:

#My2k’s needed 4 rent.

Madeleine Begun Kane
http://www.madkane.com
Bayside, Queens, N.Y.

 

The sad lesson of General Petraeus,

Is not that our heroes betray us;

But the ugly glare of publicity,

Along with our share of complicity,

Does more than our sins can to slay us.

James W. Moore
Montreal

 

Send your entries to limericks@salon.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. Please include your name and hometown. Good luck!

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