Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Superdelegates

In superdelegates, that select group,
we find tomorrow's headlines. AP's scoop:
another one committed. Few remain
and each is duly courted by campaign
officials glad to jump through any hoop.

A vote in hand is worth two in the coop,
and as these birds fly home, the losers droop
while winners pat their backs and count their gain
in superdelegates.

Who are they anyway, this oddball troop
of party stalwarts, people "in the loop"
who'll make or break the nominee? Explain
before you pop that victory champagne,
how chosen, and by whom? Who put the soup
in superdelegates?


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5 comments:

pepektheassassin said...

How do you DO it? I mean, write such great humorous, funny stuff, and fantastic serious stuff, BOTH! Half of you is a comedian, and the other half, a philosopher!

Dan Gambiera said...

Half comedian and half philosopher? It wouldn't be the first time.

Nasreddin Hoja was a crazy mystic's crazy mystic and source of half the trickster stories in the Muslim world. He was blessed and cursed by his Sheikh with the highest degree of pure Enlightenment that a human being can withstand. But he could only communicate the Truth in jokes and pranks.

pepektheassassin said...

Interesting comment, dan. I'm going to look him up.

Kiibaati said...

Witty. You have a way with words.

Stan Ski said...

Always puzzled me. Who are they?
Are they similar to the House of Lords, in the UK - that unelected body who make (or pass) all the UK laws?