The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich (version 2.0)

May the ghost of T. S. Eliot forgive me. I first wrote this a little more than a year ago. This is a slightly revised version... a little better, I hope.Let us go then, you and I,Before Tea Party politics passes us each byLike a patient etherized upon a table;Let us go, through Washington's K Street,The … Continue reading The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich (version 2.0)

Gingrich: The Second Coming

Yesterday, I ran across a parody I wrote last spring, a take-off of T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" called "The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich."  Perhaps I was premature.  Anyhow, it moved me to now demolish W. B. Yeats and his great poem:THE SECOND COMINGTurning and turning like a … Continue reading Gingrich: The Second Coming

The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich

May the ghost of T. S. Eliot forgive me.Let us go then, you and I, Before Right politics passes both of us by Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain Washington streets, The lobbyists' retreats And chicken dinners in one-night swank hotels And taking time for whatever sells Lobbyists that … Continue reading The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich