Tough Act to Follow

by flammeusgladius

Tough Act to Follow


Editors of America are pissed.
They assail Trump, who’s not a perfect guy
Like President Obama. Tell a lie?
Obama wouldn’t — though, if you insist
On drawing up an unappealing list,
That keep-your-healthcare-plan thing went awry,
That stuff about Benghazi didn’t fly,
And no one asked about that Kal Penn tryst.
Yes, in Obama we could take just pride,
He bowed before so many overseas.
He drew a red line boldly — then denied
That he had drawn a line. Light as a breeze,
He aided cronies. All were satisfied.
Give us another leader like him, please!


—Tom Riley


(Jesuits at America decry Trump’s “recklessness.”)