The Corner

Jeepers

Rep Major Owens is a strange dude, very bad poet, and odd political tactician. He thinks Howard Dean should become more like John Brown — yeah the bloody abolitionist John Brown — and he, well, read it yourself. Here’s his poem:

APOLOGIES ARE REAL COOL

To apologize

Is real cool

But don’t play

The Black agenda

For no eager fool.

Don’t rush to play,

Delay thumping your chest,

Push your words

Into the action test:

Jobs right now we need,

Hungry mouths we have to feed,

Lots of ills

But can’t buy pills.

Prison terms often repeat

Homeless shelters

Are never neat.

Tax cuts we can’t eat,

Iraq war dollars wasted

Spell school repair defeat.

Right now!

Take the action test.

Show us the Bush best.

For any apology

We grant a pat

On the Republican back;

From Democrats

The slavery apology

We desperately lack.

To apologize

Is real cool

But don’t play

The Black agenda

For no eager fool.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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