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Farewell, Steve Forbes

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We mutter adieu now to Steve,
Who finally decided to leave.
We thought he might never be done
With buying his place in the sun.

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

So is there some lesson in why
His gilt-edged campaign failed to fly?
The theories that pundits now share
Are nuanced, and full of hot air.

So now they can listen to mine:
To paraphrase old Gertrude Stein,
Though Forbes could give barrels of pork,
A dork is a dork is a dork.

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