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One Problem of Bradley's Candidacy Solved

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The last remaining superpower
Might get a leader who would tower
Above a smallish premier of Japan.
The Third World wouldn't be euphoric
At evidence (though metaphoric)
That global domination is our plan.

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

All foreign leaders love to stop
For that historic photo-op
That shows the world they've made a White House visit.
But what if Bradley is the guy
Who's posing with some tiny Thai?
That isn't very diplomatic, is it?

So, let's say Bradley wins the race.
We may not want to keep in place
The way that foreign leaders now are greeted.
The standing shot would cease to be.
The visitor will come to tea,
So both the President and he are seated.

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