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.


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
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


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

Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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