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Monday, October 13, 2008

Haiku Contest

People For the American Way is looking for some great haikus about John McCain and Sarah Palin! Three winners will have their haikus published in the Nation magazine. Other prizes will be announced. Ten finalists will be chosen and then the three winners will be voted on by you and other People For the American Way supporters.

This is a great way to work off your frustration, anger and/or anxiety with some creative energy.

What is a Haiku?

A haiku is an unrhymed verse/poetry form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven and five syllables respectively. Intended to convey a vivid impression poetically in only seventeen syllables, haikus have traditionally focused on nature — but our goal is to spread a very important election year message:

IMPORTANT: Guidelines for Contest

* Entries must be submitted online, using the form provided.
* Each contestant may submit up to three entries.
* All valid entries must be received by Wednesday, October 15 at midnight.
* Haikus will be judged on the following criteria:
o Connects Sarah Palin and/or John McCain to the Far Right or to what's at stake this election, OR
o Makes the connection between the 2008 Election and the future of the Supreme Court

Here are some samples:

McCain on judges:
“I like all the ones Bush picked.”
We're in trouble, now.

Driving our nation
Over a bridge to nowhere
Thats McCain-Palin

You can submit your Haiku here.

Find out more about People of the American Way here:

From their mission statement: "People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way."

Here's my submission:

American Beauty VEEP
OMG, spare us!

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