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Romney at the Bat

Cepat2 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 7:08 AM
Plagiarism writ very badly. The writer would have us blame Gov Romney for all the election ills. Is silliness required to be a "columnist" in SFO?
With humble apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer, who wrote "Casey at the Bat," which was published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1888.

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the GOP this year:

The economy had tanked; hope and change had morphed to fear.

The strong and swift refused to join the presidential race.

So the weak and doubtful rose -- and tried to take their place.

Our Herman Cain, for instance, flogged his taxing 9-9-9.

To 10 parts cuts but 1 part tax, all said that they'd decline.

Newt brought his wife, who wore her hair as if it were a hat.

Forget the freak show, sages...