Raise your hand if you think the following epigram was written during the current presidential campaign. Well, if you raised your hand you are wrong. I wrote it nearly three decades ago, in 1979 (if memory serves me well):
Ms. President’s Mercenary
Demosthenes of the Elegiac Bomb-Scare will accrue
His missiles to the ablest Lysistrata, could it be you?
My model was an epigram by Alexander Pope (1688-1744):
His Majesty's Dog
I am His Majesty's dog at Kew.
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?