Hey Pundits, Stifle Yourselves! (Limerick)

I can’t decide what’s more annoying — when pundits are wrong, or when they insist on finding meaning in the meaningless, deep significance in utter nonsense. Digby provides a fine example of the latter:

Matthews, Olbermann, Norah O’Donnell and David Gregory are sitting around interpreting the Michigan Democratic vote and examining the exit polls to determine meaningful trends about the upcoming primaries.

Michigan means nothing, good or bad, for Democrats. … [CLINTON] WAS THE ONLY ONE OF THE TOP THREE ON THE FRIGGING BALLOT! …

… The primary doesn’t count. …

But they’re out there spewing crap anyway, trying to impact the race, making predictions, being fortune tellers as usual …

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Hey Pundits, Stifle Yourselves!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The pundits opine and expound:
On sheer nonsense they chew and they pound,
Finding meaning in stuff
That means nothing. Enough!
Watch them frown as they wax so profound. [tags]Pundit Humor, Election, Humor, Media Limerick, Campaign Satire, Vacuous Punditry, Michigan Primary, Democratic Primary, Presidential Campaign Poem[/tags]

5 Responses to “Hey Pundits, Stifle Yourselves! (Limerick)”

  1. Mad:
    Here is what I have:

    Obama wins Nevada and South Carolina

    Huckabee wins South Carolina

    McCains wins Nevada

    What say you?


  2. madkane says:

    Ames, your predictions are as likely to be right as the punditry’s predictions.

  3. Steve Bates says:

    Good one, Mad. The pundits are profound; “profound” means deep, and the only question remaining is just what they’re deep in.

    Predictions? Remember the old quip: what do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino? Answer: elephino. And that’s my answer to the question of who will be the nominees.

    BTW, I believe I neglected to respond to your kind visit to my site the other day. Apologies. I am pretty sure we attended a funeral that day.

  4. Mad:

    I still think Obama will win South Carolina.

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