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  The Pompous Political Pundit Show
by Iolanthe Woulff
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Some time ago, I realized that watching the TV pundits invariably left me feeling angry, disgusted, depressed, violated and borderline homicidal. So I wrote this, and haven't tuned in since.


Another dull Sunday... rainy and cold,
sitting around and beginning to mold.
Turn on the boob tube; hey, whattya know?
It's the Pompous Political Pundit Show!

These pundits are usually good for some laughs:
the ill-informed statements, the blunders, the gaffes,
delivered with such a self-worshipping glow
on the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

One is a geek, and the other's a blonde;
smugly convinced that they've got us all conned.
Never make sense but they spin and they snow
on the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

Eager by turns to go out on a limb,
prognosticating on aught but a whim.
Somehow I doubt that they'll ever eat crow
on the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

Hurling such rot from the left and the right,
ego-crazed puppets who just want to fight.
Being a jackass will get you a go
on the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

Yelled interruptions too garbled to follow,
twisted statistics a dolt wouldn't swallow,
bellowing facts that you know aren't so,
on the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

Clearly they don't believe viewers can think.
That's why they waste so much airtime (and ink).
I'm feeling ill. For the Maalox I go,
from the Pompous Political Pundit Show.

LW

 




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Reviewed by larry linville 6/28/2010
bulls-eye!
Reviewed by pat medlin 6/27/2010
i'm with eileen...your verses need to be put in every small town local newspaper...does every majpr city have bobble-head blondes paired with black babbling empty headed men...guess i'll get a racial discrimination whomp for this...but hey! i'm in atlanta
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 6/27/2010
I agree with Dan. Turn the bums OFF. Never buy a product that sponsors them. But you skewer them so well. . .I'd miss your verses if you gave them up cold turkey!
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/27/2010
Lannie, I would look forward to Sunday morning; my coffee, the talking heads on TV and me. After a while I would be so angry...I quit cold turkey, and now I feel fine. I know the world is still full of problems, big problems, but at least now I do not have to be told a bunch of crap. Whew, now I feel better...got to get back to the cartoons, at least I can make sense of that.

Cheers,
Dan

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