The Poetry of Palin

“On Good and Evil”

It is obvious to me
Who the good guys are in this one
And who the bad guys are.
The bad guys are the ones
Who say Israel is a stinking corpse,
And should be wiped off
The face of the earth.

That’s not a good guy.

(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

“You Can’t Blink”

You can’t blink.
You have to be wired
In a way of being
So committed to the mission,

The mission that we’re on,
Reform of this country,
And victory in the war,
You can’t blink.

So I didn’t blink.

(To C. Gibson, ABC News, Sept. 11, 2008)


These corporations.
Today it was AIG,
Important call, there.

S. Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 18, 2008)

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4 thoughts on “The Poetry of Palin

  1. Eric Haas

    I’m not a big fan of blank verse. On the other hand, it’s eerily reminiscent of William Carlos Williams…

    Any one can write
    Haiku. Just stop at the
    seventeenth sylla

  2. Cerise

    You notice that she doesn’t say “reform the government”. She says “reform the country”. I experienced a teensy panic attack.

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