The Los Angeles Times notes that a text sent by Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) to his girlfriend is just one syllable away from being a haiku — the Japanese poetic form that consists of five syllables in the first and third lines, and seven in the second.
Wrote Ensign to his beloved:
How wonderful it is/ Can’t believe, it’s like a kid/ Scared, but excited.
That prompts the Times to compose its own Ensign-based haiku:
Dreading my next race.
Can’t believe all the damage.
Scared but … yeah, still scared.
And it got us thinking it might be fun to do the same for other recent political sex scandals. A certain southern GOP governor was the obvious next candidate:
the Appalachian Trail. Hey,
I’m like King David!
Now it’s your turn! You’ve got John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, “Hot Mike” Duvall, and a host of others to work with. Email us your haikus, and we’ll post the best ones…