Kirk’s “Factual” Quirks

It turns out that Mark Kirk’s problems with the truth go well beyond exaggerating his military resume. As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, the Illinois Republican nominee for U.S. Senate has a habit of telling international tall tales about Iranian oil imports, France’s handling of pirates, and the China-drilling-for-oil-off-the-Cuban-coast fable.

Are these deliberate lies? Or is Mark Kirk woefully ill-informed? I’m not sure, but neither explanation would speak well of a would-be senator who’s ostensibly an expert in foreign affairs.

That brings me to my latest limerick:

Kirk’s “Factual” Quirks
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mark Kirk is astoundingly lax
When he spouts international “facts.”
Be it China or France
Or Iranian rants,
He’s deceptive and wrong to the max.

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8 Responses to “Kirk’s “Factual” Quirks”

  1. The biggest factual “quirk” of all is his alleged heterosexuality. As the intrepid Mike Rogers has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt Mike Kirk is gayer than IKEA on Superbowl Sunday.

  2. VJBinCT says:

    It began as a lark.
    ‘Intelligence Officer of the Year’, a mark
    of great praise that none might shirk.
    Not true. Kirk a jerk. I smirk.

  3. Marla says:

    Poor Mark Kirk is terribly tense
    No one is coming to his defense
    He looks about all glassy-eyed
    Says, “I’m the one who’s been shanghaied!”
    Well, then, tell the truth and get off the fence!

  4. We’ve been blogging Kirk since 2005. No one believed us. Now they do.

  5. May we post your limerick on our blog?

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks for your verse, VJBinCT and Marla!

    And Ellen, glad to see you’ve been covering Kirk so well. Yes, you may post my limerick, provided you link back to this post.

  7. Steve Bates says:

    In writing her rhyme about Kirk,
    Mad Kane has declined to use “quirk,”
    And likewise, no “quark”
    For rhyming with “Mark” …
    But could she, at least, please use “jerk”?

  8. madkane says:

    Fun one, Steve! Thanks.