Victimless Rhyme (Limerick)

Here’s an amusing irony, in light of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent secret video: Mitt Romney’s father, former Michigan Governor George Romney, was once “on relief.”

In this video, cut from a 1962 Romney for Governor informercial, Lenore Romney talks about why her husband would be a good Governor of Michigan. Interestingly, Lenore Romney sounds very similar to how Ann Romney described Mitt Romney in her convention speech last week — though Lenore also describes George as “a refugee from Mexico. He was on relief – welfare relief – for the first years of his life.”

Victimless Rhyme (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Romney’s father was once “on relief.”
47 percenter — good grief!
Does that mean that Mitt’s dad
Would not vote for his lad?
Was he Michigan’s Victim in Chief?

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5 Responses to “Victimless Rhyme (Limerick)”

  1. Hansi says:

    I’m personally doing everything I can to join the 47% who don’t pay taxes. Just haven’t figured out a way to do it legally:)

  2. That was great! That second line makes me think you’re doing witchcraft or something. It’s one of those cases where a piece of art shows you how little you know. I think that’s the best limerick I’ve ever read. Not that I want you getting a big head so you can’t even look into the camera when someone takes a picture of you!

    As for the the content: I suspect that the guy who ran for president in 1968 wouldn’t vote for today’s Mitt Romney–assuming he wasn’t Mitt’s dad. Anyway, I suspect George was more liberal than Obama. What a long bad trip it’s been.

  3. madkane says:

    Hansi, I understand where you’re coming from.

    And Frankly Curious, you’ve gone and made me blush. :)

  4. I just had to come back and see if this limerick is as good as I thought. It is. Blush all you want, I won’t be silenced!

  5. madkane says:

    LOL! You’re too funny, Frankly!