Eric Cantor is not impressed

The House majority leader grimaced as Richard Blanco delivered his inauguration poem

By Natasha Lennard
Published January 21, 2013 11:25PM (UTC)
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Poetry critic (screenshot via NBC)

While many thousands of people were moved by Richard Blanco's inauguration poem , "One Today," a message of equality and shared experience and struggle in contemporary America, the camera fell unfortunately (brilliantly) on Eric Cantor's grimace during the delivery.

The Twittersphere was quick to wonder whether Cantor was hoping for rhyming couplets, or hated poetry in general, has a grumpy resting face or perhaps was just cold:


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Even some ghosts of the White House past weighed in:

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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