March 28th, 2006

Kumar Pallana

another neidermeyer post

The wind doth taste of bittersweet
   Like jasper wine and sugar
I bet it's blown through others' feet
   Like those of Caspar Weinberger.
Former Secretary of Defense, dead at 88. Immortalized in comic strip verse by Opus the Penguin (Weinberger was so taken by the strip that he wrote a letter to Berke Breathed and requested the original.) The staunch Reaganite, notorious for the $1 trillion peacetime military buildup during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, ironically began his career as a government cost-cutter.

Anyway, I have nothing further to say, I just wanted to post some penguin poetry today.