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These Haikus Perfectly Capture Our Political System, Three Lines At A Time

To. The. Point.

People complain that modern media content is too often created with our short attention spans in mind ― that everything must be packaged in small, short bursts of info or entertainment, otherwise the audience will lose interest. But there is a certain skill to crafting quality content with brevity in mind. 

John Dillon is a longtime journalist and writer working out of Boston. A recent winner of Poynter’s journalism haiku contest, Dillon enjoys crafting political haikus and limericks around the day’s news. 

He was nice enough to send HuffPost Comedy some of his best haikus about this tumultuous election year, which has felt anything but brief.

DONALD TRUMP

Though born on third base,

he convinces voters that

he’s scored a touchdown.

 

HILLARY CLINTON

Privacy pursuits

Have served her poorly and could

wipe away a win.

  

PAUL RYAN

A House divided

against itself cannot stand

a spindly Speaker.

 

DONNA BRAZILE

Pundits consulting

pols is “unethical,” says

Lewandowski’s boss.

 

JEB BUSH

The heir apparent

ran a campaign that wasn’t

worthy of applause.

 

MARCO RUBIO

Trump’s rival in spring,

by summer Marco became

his water bearer.

 

JIM WEBB

Webb’s debate boast that

he shot a man tanked cause it

wasn’t on 5th Ave.

 

BILLY BUSH

His fawning proves one

bully needs oxygen from

ten Billys to thrive.

 

CNN

No Zucker regrets

about making his network

a Trump “Truman Show.”

 

NBC

Humanizing Trump,

Lorne and Fallon threaten to

muss democracy.

 

FOX NEWS

Success strategy:

Harassing a woman is

good for what Ailes you.

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