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Monday, May 24, 2010


by Anne Davies

Red-meat Republican senators
Deplore the choice of Kagan
They have dreams of a jurist
Far to the right of Reagan.

Even before Obama
Named her to the Court
The GOP went searching
For a record to distort
Since she’s never graced the bench
There‘s no judicial trail
Of suspect  thoughts and opinions
Antagonists can assail.

They cite this fact as evidence
That she’s juridically unsuited
Though they concede her legal smarts
Cannot be disputed.

Red-staters may be spooked
By her Ivy League luster
Could that push them over the edge
Into  a filibuster?

An opponent has raised the issue
That the lady’s never been wed
It’s only due diligence to ask
With whom she‘s shared her bed.

She didn’t like “don’t ask, don’t tell“
They frown on this position
Will they continue digging
To find reasons for suspicion? 

The arguments are now laid out,
At least the underpinning;
Keep your media tuned, folks,
This may be just the beginning.

Anne Davies is a fund-raising writer by profession and a writer and versifier by avocation. Her work has been published in local and regional papers. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.