Friday, February 20, 2015

The Most Exceptional

White House spokesman
Josh Earnest

was appropriately so

when he said he felt
"sorry for Rudy Giuliani"

after the former
New York City mayor

declared that Obama
"doesn’t love you.
And he doesn’t love me.

He wasn’t brought up the way
you were brought up

and I was brought up
through love of this country."

He said
of the World War II-draft dodger

and son
of a Mafia enforcer

“It is sad to see when somebody

who has attained a certain level
of public stature
and even admiration

tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly.”

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.