Sunday, April 4, 2010

The weekly p3 Oregon news limerick challenge

Our p3 watchword this week is "instant gratification."

Normally I hold back the answers to the weekly Oregon news limerick challenge until after TJ's read them on the Carl + Christine Show on AM620 KPOJ on Monday morning, but he won't be on tomorrow, so the answer is in the Comments section right now.

Fill in the blank with the word or phrase from this week's Oregon news. Ready? Begin!

Right-wing AGs filed suit in a swarm.
"Unconstitutional!" --so they all storm.
But hey, Rob McKenna--
Stick this on your antenna:
Oregon supports _______________.

Bonus limericks: The Emily Dickinson of political humor, Mad Kane, gets her licks in twice this week.


Nothstine said...

Answer: Health care reform. (Anyone who couldn't spot this one a mile away has bigger issues than just no ear for rhyming.)

Links: and

The story: Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna is one of several state AGs who are attempting to use the recently passed health care reform as a springboard to re-election, higher office, or institutionalization. (Or, in those states whose election laws allow it, both higher office and institutionalization.) McKenna, apparently eager to lock down the Tea Party vote for his likely 2012 gubernatorial run, has announced he's joining the suit by Florida's AG claiming that key portions of the new health care law are unconstitutional.

Not in Oregon, though. AG John Kroger announced plans to file briefs in support of the constitutionality of the new law.

Quote: "Opponents of the bill seek to turn back the Constitutional clock 100 years, returning to a time when the United States Supreme Court routinely struck down legislation designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of the American people. As an Attorney General and law professor, I think it is critical that the courts hear not just from the opponents of the health care legislation, but from those states that believe it is constitutional."

Anonymous said...

...the agenda?

Instant gratification has been the downfall of many a harry palmed young man.

Nothstine said...

"harry palmed"?

Perhaps you meant Harry Palmer, the Len Deighton character [played by Michael Caine in the film versions] of The IPCRESS File, A Funeral in Berlin, etc?

Surely you didn't mean . . . I mean . . . you know.