Limerick Ode To John Boehner

My 2-verse limerick “celebrates” John Boehner, who certainly knows how to be cowardly, evasive, and stupid all at once. Here’s Boehner responding to a question about climate change:

Asked by reporters yesterday if he accepts the scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming, John Boehner demurred on the curious but increasingly familiar grounds that he is not a scientist. “Listen, I’m not qualified to debate the science over climate change,” the House Speaker said. Boehner immediately turned the question to the killing of jobs that would result from any proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which he asserts with unwavering certainty. (On this question, Boehner is not held back by the fact that he is also not an economist.)

Limerick Ode To John Boehner
By Madeleine Begun Kane

John Boehner, it seems, knows the score;
He’ll be kicked by his “team” out the door
Should he ever concede
What folks know (if they read)
That our climate is changing full-bore.

So Boehner will simply rebuff
Any queries re climate change stuff.
“Can’t debate it he claims;
His “not qualified” aims
To dodge facts, cuz his pals prefer guff.

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One Response to “Limerick Ode To John Boehner”

  1. z. alexi says:

    Holy Batwoman! A history of Boehner’s slimy environmental jive in 2 verses…brava! So concise & precise…ooh-la-la. My Tips for Le Speaker: Unearth “PREcycling”~~Think about products you buy & their packaging~~BEFORE you buy them. . .Compost: A rind is a terrible thing to waste. . .Save oxygen: Shut up, Johnny!

    Only after the last tree has been cut down.
    Only after the last river has been poisoned.
    Only after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.―Cree Indian Prophecy

    Sign: I was blown by Hurricane Sandy!