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Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse by Calvin Trillin


In his up to date laugh-out-loud book of political verse, Calvin Trillin provides a riotous depiction of the 2012 presidential election marketing campaign.
Dogfight is a story poem interrupted incessantly through different poems and on occasion through what the writer calls a pause for prose (“Callista Gingrich, mindful That Her Husband Has Cheated On and then Left other halves Who Had critical sicknesses, tries Desperately to Make gentle of a nasty Cough”). With the same barbed wit he displayed in the bestsellers Deciding the following Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva activity, the usa’s deadline poet trains his points of interest on the Tea birthday celebration (“these folks were fast to vocally condemn/All handouts but the ones that went to them”) and the slapstick field of contenders for the Republican nomination (“although first-tier applicants were mostly out,/Republicans were asking, “What approximately/the second tier or what concerning the third?/Has nothing from the ones different ranges been heard?”). there may be an ode to Michele Bachmann, sung to the song of a Beatles classic (“Michele, our belle/Thinks that gays will all be despatched to hell”) and passages on the exit of applicants like Herman Cain (“even if his patter in debates could tickle,/Cain’s pool of knowledge gave the impression less pool than trickle”) and Rick Santorum (“The race will pass over the purity/that you simply by myself endow./We’ll by no means to find every other man/Who’s holier than thou.”)
On its solution to the November 6 finale, Trillin’s narrative takes us through such highlights because the January caucuses in frigid Iowa (“to listen to lengthy speeches is your responsibility,/And getting there could freeze off your patootie”), the Republican convention (“It seemed like Clint, his chair, and their vignette/Had wandered in from a few adjoining set”), and Mitt Romney’s secretly recorded “forty seven p.c” speech, which impressed the “I got the Mitt Thinks I’m a Moocher, a Taker not a Maker, Blues.”
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author: Calvin Trillinwriter: Random areaBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 176

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