Limerick Ode To Mitt (The Diplomat) Romney

Dear Mitt Romney: How on earth did you manage to cause a diplomatic incident in Great Britain?

Just what we want in a president — someone so desperate to show off his knowledge about the Olympics, that he insults our best friends, the Brits, while a guest in their country.

LONDON — Mitt Romney’s carefully choreographed trip to London caused a diplomatic stir when he called the British Olympic preparations “disconcerting” and questioned whether Londoners would turn out to support the Games.

“The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” Mr. Romney said in an interview with NBC on Wednesday.

That prompted a tart rejoinder from the British prime minister, David Cameron. “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” an allusion to Salt Lake City, which hosted Games that Mr. Romney oversaw.

Limerick Ode To Mitt (The Diplomat) Romney
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mitt’s Olympian need to convey
Expertise nearly caused a huge fray.
A prez needs the skill
Of diplomacy: Shrill,
Blow by blow game-host insults? Bad play!

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6 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Mitt (The Diplomat) Romney”

  1. Hansi says:

    A bad case of hoof in mouth disease. Seems like Mitt can piss-off a fellow conservative even.

  2. John Sardo says:

    Mighty Mitt, what a critter
    Left the Brits feeling bitter.
    His written statement he misplaced
    So his remarks then soon disgraced
    A city proud in Olympian glitter.

    In London the Mittster was no smash
    Headlines read “It Was a Crash.”
    He left the queen in a dither
    And from it all he tried to slither
    To the airport in a baffled dash.

  3. madkane says:

    Fun verse, John! You’re right Hansi.

  4. Sara v says:

    The guys an un-Mitt-igated disaster!! Great verse Mad:-)

  5. taiwanjohn says:

    How about haiku?

    Chilly politician
    Crossing pond to seek warmth
    Self Mittigated

  6. madkane says:

    LOL! And thanks taiwanjohn and Sara!