Thom seemed a little baffled at first by the whole limerick thing, but got through it like the trouper he is.
In the process, though, p3's Literary R & D department overbudgeted, producing an extra limerick that didn't make it on the air. So here's your chance once again to play along at home. Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news, about something that shouldn't be happening in Oregon:
If your job situation is naught-ery,
Your options might be diddly-squat-ery.
Break your leg? Catch the flu?
Then the best you can do
Might be hope for health care through a ______________.
(The answer can be found in the Comments below, or in this week's Spanning the State at Loaded Orygun.)