A Sonnet on the Presidential Debates

Dweebs and Dogs
Sep 13, 2019 · 1 min read
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Not like the first, with Spanish phrases botched
Or second, with its Prosecutorgate
The headlines spoke of “what you didn’t watch”
Since there was little news in this debate.

Though Biden treaded water, he’s in first
(And now attacked for having gotten old)
The middle tier and Warren, well-rehearsed,
Made gains but couldn’t claim they’d taken gold.

Is Yang’s announcement legal? I dunno.
Or maybe just a donor-funded bribe?
But give his guys your email; he’ll bestow
Upon ten lucky families UBI.*

Remember: do not worry what they said
The winner’s crowned by Friday’s talking heads.

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*Universal basic income, though ten’s not even close to actually universal.

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(Nathan)

No Crime in Rhymin’

poetry that dares to be funny, edgy, irreverent

Dweebs and Dogs

Written by

Janani Mohan, Isvari Mohan Maranwe, and Nathaniel Maranwe. Our dog is Rishi. We are YouTubers online and in policy/the law IRL. www.dweebsanddogs.com

No Crime in Rhymin’

poetry that dares to be funny, edgy, irreverent

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