Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House’s Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme, is The Nation‘s “deadline poet.” He has been acclaimed in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. As someone who has published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for forty years, he has been called “perhaps the finest reporter in America.” His wry commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a “happy eater” have earned him renown as “a classic American humorist.” His About Alice—a 2007 New York Times best seller that was hailed as “a miniature masterpiece”—followed two other best-selling memoirs, Remembering Denny and Messages from My Father.
Still reason to worry.
Imprisonment and torture are the sort
Of things that might just drive a person daft.
So just in case that happened to McCain,
Obliviously on he sails,
With marks not quite as good as Quayle's.
Though Bob has said he's giddy over Liddy,
He didn't do a lot to help her, did he.