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Blanco Verse
Weekly Standard, by Andrew Ferguson

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 1/28/2013 4:36:49 PM

Many, many thoughts crossed my mind as Richard Blanco finished reading his inaugural poem at President Obama’s swearing-in last week. Well, I guess it could have been worse was not one of them. But now I know: It could have been worse. Blanco called his poem “One Today.” The theme was the same as the president’s address: unity and how we’re really one big happy country when you get right down to it. Like so many ambitious, patriotic poems, “One Today” provided a panoramic ride on the Walt Whitman GoodTime Land o’ The Free Tour-mobile®.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/28/2013 4:58:17 PM     (No. 9144914)

Another doctrine-soaked Liberal "poet".

Blanco was bleah-o.


Reply 2 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/28/2013 5:08:33 PM     (No. 9144933)

Whitman. Ugh. I´ve never been able to read his stuff. He may or may not have been a Communist, but he´s more than enough socialist for scumbama´s government work.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/28/2013 5:40:17 PM     (No. 9144999)

Blanco?

Related to the failed Katrina Guber of Louisiana infamy?

She was a DimWitch named Blanco, right?


Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 1/28/2013 8:06:03 PM     (No. 9145210)

I´m Barry the worst, I am, I am
Second verse same as the first!


Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/28/2013 9:19:19 PM     (No. 9145286)

Face it, he was not there because he was a good poet, he was there because he is a gay poet!



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