News to a Muse...

By Gene Weingarten
Sunday, July 31, 2005

Of all of america's excellent cities,

Mine is the one most conducive to ditties.

Which is strange, since D.C. (almost all of the time)

Is lacking not only in reason, but rhyme.

When Justice O'Connor said she'd step down,

That the tough job had started to stress her,

A frenzy of jousting fell over this town

Over who would be named her successor.

The left wanted anyone left of far right,

And the right sought Attila the


The hawks favored backers of

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