Politico's Shakespearean aside,
so that cast "members" won't howl,
while we in the audience pleasingly abide
the speaker's treachery most foul:
Boehner won’t say this to his members, but Republicans who know him well believe he will never allow default, even if it puts his leadership position at risk.
It's all theatre to the majority round.
Debt limit? Zounds!
There's no limit to their antics;
if the debt route can't do it,
another will make us frantic.
Why, forsooth, there's sequestration,
and shutdowns, and continuing resolutions,
all of which are "conservative" hijinks
to avert intelligent solutions.
'Starting [today], Boehner,' whispers Politico,
'will huddle with his leadership team
'to discuss his preliminary thinking
'on a spending strategy.'
Well, let's hope the speaker gets not too mean,
for that could spook the preliminarily batty.
This verse inspired by yesterday's C-Span BookTV appearance by Calvin Trillin, a fellow alum of Kansas City Mo.