When I was in the 4th grade, I shared a prize with another student for reading the most books. The teacher, thinking I was somewhat serious, gave me a youth novel and to the other student “The Arrow Book of Funny Poems.” I traded my book for the other and to this day I still value the verses I learned half a century ago.
Today, musing over the criticism leveled at me by Mario Apuzzo, criticism for something that didn’t happen, I thought what I have often thought about Apuzzo and birther lawyers in general: how can they be expected to mount a good case when the facts are against them? They really don’t have much to work with. Then a poem came to mind illuminating the birther attorney’s dilemma:
What a wonderful bird the frog are —
When he stand he sit almost;
When he hop, he fly almost.
He ain’t go no sense hardly;
He ain’t got no tail hardly either.
When he sit, he sit on what he ain’t got almost.