First, as a reminder of past glories, here’s a version of a clerihew I wrote in November 2007:
Kevin Michael Rudd
may turn out to be a dud
but at least we’ll no longer be showered
with the duplicitous spittle of Howard.
The present Labor Prime Minister (long may she reign) presents a considerably greater challenge to the aspiring clerihewer, I don’t want to wait until election night, so here you are, the best I’ve been able to manage:
Julia Eileen Gillard
could star in a remake of Willard,
not as a rat or their misfit trainer
but the love-interest trying for something saner
Anthony John Abbott
has a habit
when playing for high stakes
of saying whatever it takes.
Go on, do better.