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Truth by Repetition by Calvin Trillin, Deadline Poet

Updated on September 24, 2008

Thanks but no thanks!

Calvin Trillin, Deadline Poet


Truth by Repetition

I told them thanks, but no thanks, Palin said. We'd rather pay for it ourselves instead.

But here's a tape on which you clearly say You're for the bridge.

I told them thanks, but no thanks, Palin said. We'd rather pay for it ourselves instead.

You weren't opposed at all until the day That Congress made that project DOA.

I told them thanks, but no thanks, Palin said. We'd rather pay for it ourselves instead.

And then you thought it perfectly OK FOR you to take the money anyway.

I thold them thanks, but no thanks, Palin said. We'd rather pay for it ourselves instead.

But...oh, skip it.

Calvin Trillin, Deadline Poet, in The Nation October 6, 2008



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    • Chef Jeff profile image

      Chef Jeff 9 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      Palin lies with the ease of Joseph Goebbels and makes sense of the nonsensical.  Why is she hot?  I ask - Why does it matter?  Beauty can hide a lie, and a lie is just as wrong when the messanger is considered "hot".

      Personally I don't care if she's a former Playboy Bunny (I know she's not.) - she is wrong for America, and I dare say she is even wrong for Alaska!

      Apparently there are many people now coming out of hiding and speaking out against the lies she tells, has told, and continues to tell.  Many of the people speaking up are Republicans she has burned.

      You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people, all of the time.  Palin should read more about Lincoln and less about John McCain's RNC talking points.  She is most obviously enthralled by power and the retention of power.  See a shrink, Ms. Palin, and go back home.

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      Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Thanks, but no thanks is catchy. I'm looking forward to the VP debate. Thanks for posting.

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