At least it wasn’t haiku

AT LEAST IT WASN’T HAIKU…. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has decided to join the conservative attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That’s not terribly surprising.

What is surprising is the preferred medium for Huckabee. In all seriousness, the one-time presidential hopeful has written a poem. He titled his piece of work, “Fancy Nancy,” which argues that the House Speaker should resign, and makes his case in a series of increasingly painful rhymes.

Until now, she annoyed us, but her gaffes were mostly funny;
Even though it was painful to watch her waste our tax money.
But now her wacky comments are no laughing matter;
She’s either unwilling to tell the truth, or she’s mad as a hatter!

She sat in briefings and knew about enhanced interrogation;
But claims she wasn’t there, and can’t give an explanation.
She disparages the CIA and says they are a bunch of liars;
Even the press aren’t buying it and they’re stoking their fires.

I think Speaker Pelosi has done too much speaking;
And instead of her trashing our intelligence officials, it’s her nose that needs tweaking.

If forced to believe whether the CIA and her colleagues in Congress are lying;
Or it’s Speaker Pelosi whose credibility and career is dying.
I believe in the integrity of the men and women who sacrifice to keep us safe;
Not the woman who has been caught flat-footed, lying to our face.

I say it here and I say it rather clear-
It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to resign and get out of here.

I wish I could make this up, but it’s an actual poem from Mike Huckabee, the former governor, Fox News personality, and presidential candidate. Seriously. It’s tempting to fact-check this, and point out its many errors, but that would require treating Huck’s verse as if it were credible.

Richard Posner, a well-known conservative and Reagan-appointed federal judge, argued last week that “conservative intellectuals” no longer have a political party. It’s an observation Huckabee may want to take to heart.