Political Haiku, Vol. 4

Dems put forth budget,
Tax hikes make GOP mad.
What will Arnold do?

FISA changes pass
With votes from DiFi, Barack;
Fourth Amendment weeps.

Dems give Perata
a quarter mil for defense.
Will ‘The Don’ face charges soon?

Jesse Jackson speaks
unkindly of Obama
eats crow for breakfast.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.