Something about the race for the Republican nomination brings to mind Act IV, Scene I of MacBeth, in which three witches gather around a cauldron in a dark cave. The second witch recites the following recipe for trouble:
Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
An updated version, with apologies to Mr. Shakespeare:
Fillet of a human snake In the cauldron boil and bake; Tongue of Newt, and Freddie Mac, Money of Sheldon in your PAC, Sociopath's ego, and ex-wife's ring, A TV station, interviewing, -- For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
The second version sounds like a far worse batch of trouble to me.
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