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So now comes forward John McCain,
A high-tech version of Gawain
When with his steed, a Navy plane.
He says he's forming his campaign
Committee, which will ascertain
If someone known for speaking plain
And taking stands that are the bane
Of those protecting their domain
With campaign cash that they obtain
From fat cats who might then ordain
In laws some clauses that pertain
To only those whose favors gain
The sort of access that's germane
Can, in a party whose disdain
For folks who go against the grain
Has caused reformers only pain,
Be nominated to regain
The White House for a four-year reign.
Or, as the experts all maintain,
Does John McCain campaign in vain?

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