Sunday, September 21, 2008

September 21 PA Arts Sunday - Part One -- Fungibility Poem

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's
somewhat incoherent statement last week, at a campaign town hall meeting with John McCain, has brought almost universal derision and WTF's.

Leave it to hilzoy at Obsidian Wings to come up with an astute analysis. And leave it to hilzoy commenter EarBucket to turn Palin's dross into pure poetry:

Of course
it's a fungible commodity
and they don't flag
you know
the molecules
where it's going
and where it's not
But in the sense
of the Congress today
they know that there are
very, very hungry
domestic markets
that need that oil first
So, I believe
that what Congress
is going to do
is not to allow
the export bans
to such a degree
that it's Americans
who get stuck
holding the bag
without the energy source
that is produced here
pumped here
It's got to flow
into our domestic markets


Anonymous said...

What is she talking about?

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Maybe she'll claim she was "speaking in tongues" and channeling her lord... or some other BS.