Ode To The Easily Offended

President Obama was witty and entertaining on last night’s Leno appearance, and what’s the upshot? He’s forced to apologize for a self-deprecating, throwaway line comparing his bowling performance to the Special Olympics.

Obama sure is lucky he didn’t compare his basketball prowess to that of short people. Otherwise, I might have to sue him.

This calls for a limerick, don’t you think?

Ode To The Easily Offended
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There are people quite readily stressed
And appalled by the innocent jest.
Our problems are great,
Yet they’re often irate
Over nonsense. Is umbrage their quest?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Responses to “Ode To The Easily Offended”

  1. Tumblewords says:

    Those folks are losing a little more credibility each day, in my book, but maybe the tilt has taken out a majority of sane. Good limerickode!

  2. WashWords says:

    ha! love it and love your site. glad you posted it on howard kurtz’s fb page. Ithough sorry you were forced to write it. i’ll be back.

  3. Soupy says:

    You have a gift. A true limerick-writing gift.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone! So glad you enjoyed my limerick.