11/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Election 2008 Haiku

Election 2008 Haiku
by Gary R. Cohan, M.D.

Hillary had it
But a cruel fate intervened.
Her own husband's mouth.

Hothead POW
Veers off wildly to the Right.
And disappoints all.

"Terrorist," Ayers,
"Socialist," "Muslim," "HUSSEIN."
Futile distractions.

Economic plunge.
Candidates' leadership test.
Stuntman looks foolish.

Ms. Palin spews lies,
In a red leather jacket.
Truth flows from brown skin.

Expensive new clothes
Cannot mask an imposter.
Eloquence eludes her.

"Drill, Baby, Drill."
"Trickle down economics."
Failed policies all.

The battleground states
Are morphing red, purple, blue.
Strategists cast blame.

Michelle has the grace
Of which First Ladies are made.
Our new Jackie O.

Brown Hawaiian man
Adopts "American Dream."
Generations cheer.