Hyde and Seek

The fall elections are anything but child’s play

What Henry Hyde’s vacating
a guy named Roskam seeks.
He’s running strong and confident
to claim that long-held seat.

His foe’s a female veteran
who feels the war is wrong.
Ms. Duckworth quacks a liberal tune
some anti-Bush folk song.

For Roskam, freedom matters.
For Duckworth, tolerance.
For him, the bucks are raised in-state.
For her, they’re East Coast funds.

The pundits of both parties
are focused on Chi-town.
A race for U. S. Congress there
has foreheads knit in frowns.

This campaign’s a bellwether
of how the rest will go.
Will those who back the President
survive? We soon will know.