Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thoughts on the California Election


Two Parties, both lacking in dignity,
In fair California, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd candidates make their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their election continue their parties' strife.
The fearful passage of deceptive campaigns,
And the continuance of their parties' rage,
Which, but their candidates election, could nought refrain,
Is now the many word traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

(Originally the Prologue from Romeo and Juliet)

1 comment:

  1. And remember, Montague and Capulet both are Venetian merchant families of substance, which is pretty much a dressed up version of "goddamn thieves"

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