Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Calvin Trillin Writes about Signing Statements

Calvin Trillin writes this little ditty in the Nation (he once wrote that the editor, Victor Navasky, paid him in the high two figures):

deadline poet | posted January 11, 2007 (January 29, 2007 issue)
George W. Bush Explains His Signing Statements, Among Other Things

Calvin Trillin

They sent me a law against torture.
I signed it, although it was quaint.
I said, though, that I'm the decider
Of if something's torture or ain't.

I'll do what I want when I want to,
Though Congress's will may be foiled.
I've always done just what I want to.
You see, I'm a little bit spoiled.

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