Political Haiku, Vol. 6

In the end McCain
had nothing left to offer.
Angry old white man.

Obama wins big
for a job no one should want.
Hope and change? We’ll see.

Dems kick butt in House,
Republicans left weeping.
Don’t feel bad, Andal.

A new day dawning,
and yet no joy is found in
My 401(k)

And, hoping nobody minds a variance in poetic form…

There once was a girl from Wasilla
Whose inexperience ended up a killa
She said with a sniff
On November the fifth,
“It’s like I got stomped by Godzilla.”

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.