Paul Harvey reads a Politickle (“News & Comment,” Friday, February 6, 2004)

Paul Harvey reads another Politickle (“News & Comment,” Thursday, December 16, 2004)

Impressive stock

Here’s what Washington Times columnist John McCaslin had to say about Politickles:

For several years now, Inside the Beltway has published thought-provoking political limericks penned by “F.R. Duplantier.” Readers, at the same time, often inquired of the limerist’s background — some long suspecting this columnist was behind the verse beneath the nom de plume “Duplantier.”

Oh, to be so talented.

Here’s what other people are saying about Politickles:

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — and, honey, these Politickles aren’t glass. They are real gems!” — Jane Russell, actress

“Politickles are a never-ending delight. They are guaranteed to make you chuckle.” — Phyllis Schlafly, pres., Eagle Forum

“Combine H.L. Mencken with Ogden Nash and you’ve got F.R. Duplantier. If you like sharp satire and loony limericks, you’ll love Politickles.” — Alan Gottlieb, Chairman, Talk America Radio Network

“I wouldn’t think of publishing an issue of ‘eco-logic online’ without the latest Politickle.” — Henry Lamb, chairman, Sovereignty International

Here’s how Duplantier recalls the genesis of Politickles:

“Back in the summer of 1991, I began accepting assignments to write newspaper articles for Phyllis Schlafly’s Education Reporter. As I learned more and more about the preposterous programs and policies to which public school students all across America were being subjected, I realized that the journalistic expose was insufficient to capture their absurdity and that satire was what was called for. I’d written limericks for years, just for the fun of it, and decided to adapt this light-verse form to my purpose.

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