In a great green field in Iowa, there was a straw poll.
And presidential candidates.
And a picture of the half-eaten pork chops on a stick.
And there were three voters sitting on chairs.
And a bunch of strange pins.
And hot dogs for those who hope Ron Paul wins.
And our dear friend Abe.
And a pig who looks exactly like Babe.
But now it’s all gone.
Iowa Republicans decided on Friday that the straw poll cannot go on.
Not that it was known for its primary premonition —
The presidential audition, in the end, was just a fund-raiser and a silly tradition.
So good night, presidential candidates.
Good night, corndogs.
Good night, half-eaten pork chops on a stick.
Good night, voters sitting on chairs.
Good night, pins.
Good night, hot dogs for those who didn’t win.
Good night, Abe.
Good night, pig who looks exactly like Babe.
Good night, pretending that candidates cared.
Good night, takes on the straw poll everywhere.