Sunday, April 3, 2011

Comedy track

It seems easy when
You can make people laugh
At rival candidates
Reducing them
To objects of ridicule
Making fun of
Their apparent fantasies
Their motives
For entering politics
As if yours
Were absolutely altruistic;
Suddenly a leader's
Drinking habit
Becomes a campaign issue;
In a state
Where liquor
Is the only perennial river
The debate rages over
Whether he canvasses
For votes drunk,
Whether he is sober
Any time of the day,
Whether he beat up a candidate,
When he pointed out a gaffe over his name
Whether a man
Who cannot face his electors
Without a pint or two
Is trustworthy,
Or his word just as empty
As a drunkard's promise?

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