Hatching Hypocrisy

Okay, so we have two Senatorial candidates who’ve pumped up their military records — Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois and Democrat Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. We also have the horrified Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who’s hatched the upright-sounding Stolen Valor Act. Just one problem: According to Hatch, it would criminalize Blumenthal’s behavior but (surprise, surprise) not Kirk’s.

Hatching Hypocrisy (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When a pol says he fought for our land
And exaggerates, bolst’ring his brand,
That’s a crime, says Sen Hatch.
But of course there’s a catch:
Only Dems need obey this command.

Update: One of my few Republican Facebook friends, Rob Hood, posted a limerick response in Facebook asserting that I engage in anti-GOP gloating. Here’s my limerick rejoinder:

I’m a Dem, but I’m surely not gloating.
There’s no reason for happy emoting.
Though the GOP’s worse
Than the Dems, here’s our curse:
Most pols do not merit our voting.

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3 Responses to “Hatching Hypocrisy”

  1. jesse levy says:

    Let me say one thing to Orrin:
    Your law is one I’m abhorin’
    Sure, Blumenthal lied
    So did Kirk on YOUR side
    So please slap them BOTH for not warrin’

  2. madkane says:

    Rob, my apologies for the … uh … insult. :)

  3. Rational in Connecticut says:

    Sadly you make the same mistake many do. Blumenthal made a very few misstatements over a long period of time when he stated things correctly over and over. Connecticut voters are not fooled, he still leads the Republican millionaire wrestling CEO who wants smaller government while taking plenty of government money.