Shaming Calvin Trillin
In this 2004 verse on the war, Calvin Trillin provides a good example of what Bob Somerby is talking about in today's version of his eternal refrain: the entire media had it in for Gore. Trillin's first verse starts:
We chose, in this millennium's first test,
Between two lesser heirs, who at their best,
If they'd been born as sons of other pops,
Might hope to be elected sheriff, tops.
(At school, Bush was a dunce, there's no denying.
Young Gore did not stand out--and he was trying.
A frat-house honcho, Bush reprised that part;
Young Gore portrayed a piece of chain-saw art.