I have written a silly sonnet about what it would be like if a friend of mine from high school became a neocon:
Sonnet LXVI- Hannahtized
While Miss Spiro once wore a dear, cute grin,
A measured smirk is nowdays on her lips
Which are silent, except for when she drips
Thanksgivings for whatever war, her chin
Bobbing in prayers that we might bomb Iran.
Yea, since my friend embraced Bill Kristol's creed,
There's no second when she is not in need
Of a soapbox to show-and-tell her plan.
First, pointing with the ruler in her fist,
Hannah taps the oil-rich states to fall
(Except for Saudi Arabia, all).
After China, she smiles at a twist:
Once her black boots will for some moments prance,
She feints on California, then takes France.
The title comes from Sean Hannity's word for a full political conversion to his side, "Hannitized". The line 5 prayer was inspired by Norman Podhoretz, affectionately known as Poddy to those inside the Beltway, the ultra-neoconservative who has said he prays that Bush will bomb Iran. Although my friend doesn't believe in God, anyone is more pious than a man who prays for warfare like Poddy does.
As she is a liberal, and I a paleocon, I hoped that we could both get a laugh out of it. Sadly, I can;t find her email address now that she goes to Mount Holyoke. If anyone from NHS knows it (they'll know who I'm talking about), please tell me so i can send her the poem and some Christmas greetings.